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Packard Plant in Detroit. (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Developer Eyes Redeveloping Detroit’s Packard Site

Developers have set their sights on a deteriorating former Detroit car plant that’s become better known for malicious destruction and urban decay.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/17/2013

(Photo: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Auschwitz-Inspired Sign Removed From Packard Plant

Placards posted at a deteriorating former Detroit car plant that spelled out words that were part of a metal gate at the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland have been removed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/06/2013

(Photo: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Packard Plant Tagged With Nazi Slogan ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’

The phrase “Arbeit Macht Frei,” which famously greeted Nazi prisoners at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II has a new home, in Detroit.

CBS Detroit–02/05/2013

(WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Foreclosure Process Begins For Packard Plant

The blighted former Packard car plant complex in Detroit could be returned to public control if the building’s owner fails to pay about $750,000 in back taxes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/28/2012

Detroit Fire Truck. (credit: WWJ-TV)

Fire At Vacant Packard Plant, No Injuries Reported

Tipsters calling the WWJ Newsroom that they could see thick, black smoke for miles.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/10/2012

Packard Plant (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell, File)

Fire At Packard Plant … ‘Burns All The Time’

Thick black smoke was sent into the air at Mount Elliot and 1-94 as a fire burned at the old Packard Plant, which a witness says always seems to be ablaze.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/17/2012

Western part of the abandoned Packard automobile factory in Detroit. (Wikimedia Commons)

Plans Call For Demolishing Detroit’s Packard Plant

A man who claims ownership of one of Detroit’s most widely-known industrial ruins says he plans to demolish most or all of what remains of the sprawling facility.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/02/2012

WWJ Photo, Ron Dewey

Flames Leap From All Four Stories Of The Old Packard Plant

Detroit fire crews had to get a little creative to knock down flames at the top of the old Packard Plant.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/14/2011

Photos: Transformers 3 Movie Shoot

[photogallerylink id=26737 align=left]Shooting for the upcoming film Transformers 3 has commenced at Detroit’s old Packard Plant. Set up surrounding the dilapidated, abandoned buildings, passersby can see what appears to be derailed train, plane wreckage and […]