There is a GM plant near our work that has been shuttered for many years. The site and facility have been empty and abandoned for a very long time. A developer has purchased the property (which is huge) and begun demolishing the car manufacturing facility. I drive by it frequently, and have been interested in the demolition process. I keep thinking that it would be a good place to try getting some black and white photos.
Yesterday, I gave it a try.
I think I may have waited too long. A few weeks ago, the demolition process looked more interesting. There were salvage piles all over the place, separated by use and material. Piles of metal were awaiting recycle pick up. Machinery was stacked together for an auction.
By the time I got there yesterday, there were mostly just piles of rubble.
I did get to meet some interesting people though. One man was riding by on his bicycle, and stopped to see what I was doing. We had a nice chat, and he told me that the single building left standing was going to be a movie studio. He was also chronicling the demolition with photos.
Later, I saw a Cadillac parked at one of the locked gates. I noticed on the license tag, that the owner was a Georgia World War 2 veteran. I asked him if he had worked at the plant. He said he’d been there for 39 years.
Here are some more photos. I was trying for a ‘post industrial/post apocalyptic’ type of thing….Don’t think I hit it!