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Exploring Abandoned Packard Motor Plant Detroit Michigan USA

The Packard Automotive Plant is a former automobile-manufacturing factory in Detroit, Michigan where luxury cars were made by the Packard Motor Car Company and later by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation.

The Packard plant was opened in 1903 and at the time was considered the most modern automobile manufacturing facility in the world with skilled craftsmen involved in over eighty trades. The factory complex closed in 1958, though other businesses operated on the premises or used it for storage until the late 1990s.

A number of the outer buildings were in use by businesses up through the early 2000s. In 2010, the last remaining tenant, Chemical Processing, announced its intention to vacate the premises after 52 years.

Since its abandonment, the plant has been a haven for graffiti artists, urban explorers, paintballers and auto scrappers, and much of the wiring and other building material has been scavenged. In one incident, vandals pushed a dump truck from the fourth floor. Karen Nagher, the executive director of the nonprofit organization Preservation Wayne, stated that she was irked to see people come from “all over the world” to poke around Detroit. “Piece by piece, they’re disassembling those buildings, making it harder and harder to restore them”.

Despite many years of neglect and abuse, the reinforced concrete structures remain mostly intact and structurally sound. Portions of the upper floors of several small sections in various buildings have collapsed or been partly demolished and lay in ruins in the wake of several aborted attempts at demolition over the years.

Many films have been shot here including most recently scenes for the Michael Bay fifth Transformers movie, staring Mark Wahlberg.

Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit

Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit

Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit

Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit

Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit

Abandoned School | Jameah Islameah School of terror | Urban Exploration

For years people living near the former 100-room convent in a quiet village have wondered what goes on behind the walls of the strange, Gothic building that was falling into disrepair.

Since 1992 it has been owned by a Muslim charity which in 2003 turned part of the building into an independent Muslim school for boys, the Jameah Islameah School that did little to integrate itself with the villagers.

A report by Ofsted inspectors sheds little light on the Jameah Islameah School, which is set within 54 acres of countryside. They found it had only nine pupils.

In 2003 or 2004 the school was allegedly used for an Islamic themed camping trip, at which hate preacher Omar Bakri Mohammed lectured.

Bakri would later claim the activities at the camp included lectures on Islam, football, and paintballing.

In September 2006 up to 100 anti-terror cops raided the school’s buildings and grounds. After arrests many cars were left behind in the grounds and the school was left abandoned.

Sussex Police held a cordon around the site for 24 days in an operation that cost more than one million pounds.

In 2007 a court heard that terror camp leader Atilla Ahmet sang a song with the lyrics “come Mr Taliban, come and bomb England” to pupils.

It was said that students sang the lyrics, which continued “before the daylight come, you wanna see 10 Downing Street done, Hey Mr Taliban, boom, boom, boom. Come bomb England. Allah willing, it will be done” with Ahmet to the tune of The Banana Boat Song.

In 2008 Ahmet was jailed for six years and 11 months after pleading guilty to three charges of soliciting to murder.

Buried in the pages of testimonies given by al-Qaeda suspects held at Guantanamo Bay are references to terror training camps held within the Jameah Islameah School’s grounds.

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