The Peru-based developer who bought the abandoned Packard Plant in Detroit wants a local art gallery to return a now-famous Banksy mural that was excavated from the ruins amid controversy in May 2010.
When one of our photographers approached the scrappers to inquire about the illegal operation, they tried to run him over with a truck.
Next up to buy the Packard Plant is the third bidder – Peru-based developer Fernando Palazuelo.
It would be a fitting new chapter for a factory that has come to symbolize Detroit’s decline.
Firefighters perused the debris for a scrapper who had become pinned in the debris.
A 14-hour manhunt for an inmate who stabbed a deputy in the neck and fled the scene in a stolen car ended late this evening.
A popular Detroit blogger tore down an offensive message Tuesday on the overpass of the abandoned Packard Plant that alluded to the Auschwitz concentration camp.
The money is quick and easy – and the metal market is booming, producing record profits for shady scrapyards and a modest living for scrappers.
Dispatchers were told to stop alerting the fire department of calls about the blaze Monday night because it was too difficult to access the plant’s north side, where several fires broke out, causing floors to cave in and walls to collapse.