Thursday, December 1, 2011

Ford Model T Factory

So I was on ghetto assignment again today and had some time to kill.  This is Ford's Model T factory which was a few blocks from my assignment.  One of the most historically significant buildings in the world, this is the site of the first automobile assembly line. The building is in a poor state of repair.  There is some sort of warehouse or trucking company that uses part of it.  It's a pretty sad state of affairs.  There isn't even a sign indicating what it is.  99% of people just drive by without giving it a second glance.  They built one of those 'urban-renewal' strip malls and a McDonalds in front of it a couple of years back and named it the "Model T Plaza" .... it almost entirely blocks the view of the factory from Woodward Avenue.

The factory is surrounded by some nice real estate .....