Crews begin demolition of Packard plant in Detroit

Photo by Crain's Detroit Business
Photo by Crain’s Detroit Business

“Demolition started Friday on a section of the massive and crumbling Detroit Packard auto factory complex — a symbol of the city’s blight and past manufacturing glory.”

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20141017/NEWS01/141019867/crews-begin-demolition-of-packard-plant-in-detroit

Detroit’s Packard Plant owner in his own words: ‘Sorry, I’m not a millionaire’ and ‘I still have very big debts’

Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com
Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com

“DETROIT, MI – The scene is a gaudy palace in Spain, decked out with Ferraris and all the luxury items.

Fernando Palazuelo, who owns the crumbling and blighted 3.5-million-square-foot Packard Plant, described the setting as his home, his Iberian lifestyle. He accumulated the wealth after successfully developing parts of Madrid, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca.”

 

http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2014/06/detroits_packard_plant_owner_i.html

New Packard Plant owner Fernando Palazuelo says he can surprise Detroit’s doubters

Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit
Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit

“DETROIT, MI — The Detroit Free Press told a moving story Thursday night at the Fillmore Detroit about one of the most intriguing pieces of property in the city’s more than 300-year history.”

 

http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/detroit/index.ssf/2014/03/detroit_free_press_unveils_pac.html

Even in ruin, Detroit’s Packard plant inspires artists

Photo: Brian Kaufman, Detroit Free Press
Photo: Brian Kaufman, Detroit Free Press

“DETROIT — It’s a place that has inspired world-class poets, blockbuster filmmakers, pioneering techno musicians, wildly inventive graffiti artists and, yes,chroniclers of ruin porn.”

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/20/detroit-packard-plant-film/6672953/