DPD denies evidence of a brazen, dangerous scrapping operation that is putting motorists and residents at risk.
Firefighters perused the debris for a scrapper who had become pinned in the debris.
Time is running out for a developer to transform Detroit’s symbol of industrial decline into housing, restaurants, retail space, offices and a hotel.
Packard owner Dominic Cristini was shocked to hear the news when we contacted him this afternoon.
It’s the second installation in a series called “We are zombies” by guerrilla artist “Penny Gaff.”
The artist can’t understand why anyone would be offended that he posted a Nazi reference on a windowless overpass of the abandoned Packard Plant.
“I placed the sign on the overpass, the gateway to Detroit, the heart of a once booming industrial America, full of capitalist promise and hope,” the alleged artist wrote.
Police were seen patrolling the perimeter of the plant Monday, even as suburban teens threw bricks at buildings and thieves continued to load pickup trucks with scrap metal.
As I write this, thieves in a backhoe are stealing large metal beams even as a fire burns in the plant, a few buildings away.
The money is quick and easy – and the metal market is booming, producing record profits for shady scrapyards and a modest living for scrappers.