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Urban Planet: Detroit’s Packard plant

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The video tells the story of Detroit’s Packard plant. The hundred-year-old building once produced luxury vehicles, but now it sits crumbling, emblematic of America’s rust belt. In this poetic look back on a time of prosperity lost, through haunting visuals of crumbling brickwork, we are reminded of how fragile our cities are.

Video via BRIAN KAUFMAN/Detroit Free Press

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