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