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UER Forum > US: Great Lakes > Leisurely Friday in the D (Viewed 186 times)
jgomez12 


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Leisurely Friday in the D
< on 9/9/2020 6:26 PM >
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Recently took a day with Sebk to check out some Detroit classics. I'm sure many of you will recognize these former industrial/office sites. We hit the south end of Packard to start, but I'll spare you all any photos of that. Checking out the part of the plant that was occupied by Chemical Processing was interesting though, as there was some stuff left behind - including a whole lot of (presumably) Processed Chemicals in 55 gallon drums!

Next stop was near the airport, with a nice view of downtown and the Fisher Bldg from the roof:

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This massive, 100 year old original (I think) Ingersoll Rand compressor (presumably powering stamping equipment at this stamping plant) was the highlight for me:

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Last stop was on the Westside. Tough to get the scale of the gargantuan metal water cistern that we found about halfway up the tower in the front. Sebk vows to get to the top of the tower on a future trip...:

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Love that some of the marble, wrought iron, and wood elements of the staircases and banisters are still left in the front lobby. Also can still see some of the once-ornate plaster ceiling:

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brokenbits 


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Re: Leisurely Friday in the D
< Reply # 1 on 9/9/2020 7:15 PM >
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Great set! That tower is really just begging to be climbed.... hope you and Sebk go back and get a pic of the view from up there!




jgomez12 


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Re: Leisurely Friday in the D
< Reply # 2 on 9/10/2020 4:23 PM >
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Great set! That tower is really just begging to be climbed.... hope you and Sebk go back and get a pic of the view from up there!


Thank you brokenbits. I agree on the tower, however courage and comfortableness with heights also factor into the equation unfortunately lol! For some reason the first couple 20 foot sections of ladder weren't so intimidating, but the 30 foot section going up the side of the metal water cistern just looked particularly... daunting...




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Dave Summer 


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Re: Leisurely Friday in the D
< Reply # 3 on 9/18/2020 4:39 PM >
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Cool stuff! Thanks for sharing. Doesn't look like we (Canadians) will make it to the D this year.




jgomez12 


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Re: Leisurely Friday in the D
< Reply # 4 on 10/8/2020 8:52 PM >
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Cool stuff! Thanks for sharing. Doesn't look like we (Canadians) will make it to the D this year.


Thanks Dave!
That's a shame - have you done much exploring in Detroit before?




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