On December 2, the Detroit Free Press presented the best feature ever done on the city’s historic Packard East Grand Boulevard plant. If you haven’t seen it yet, you want to check it out.
The Freep’s multi-part feature includes:
+ An interactive aerial view showing where and how the complex is currently disintegrating.
+ A straight-shooting editorial explaining why the plant must go now, including a stunning six-minute video.
+ A photo gallery with over 80 rare historical images.
+ A tour-de-force interactive gallery that overlays images of the plant from then and now. Move your mouse over the photos and be amazed.
+ A historical timeline that includes the facility’s troubled chain of ownership in recent decades.
…and more. If you’re a fan of automotive history, or the city of Detroit for that matter, be sure to spend some time with this story. It’s magnificent.