Exploring Detroit – Continental Motors & Grand Trunk Cold Storage

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I’ve been exploring some of the abandoned buildings in Detroit since 2012. These pictures are from my first time back in the field (finally!) with local explorers again. In this exploration, we checked out the Continental Factory, Grand Trunk Cold Storage & Warehouse, and some other place I have no idea how to navigate to (just along for the ride). I met at the same spot my friend Farzin, Ryan, and a few others met two years ago. The Continental Factory was only a few blocks from here.

Things had changed in the last two years. Below is a comparison of the change in two years.

I met up with a new friend Andrew and his friend Marc. We spent most of the time exploring the main building and especially the rooftops, which in my opinion make this place a special one. The graffiti is spectacular up here and unlike anything else I’ve experienced. It it’s very bright with there being no ceiling and reminds me of ancient monuments when looking up at some of the towers.

Continental Factory in Detroit 16
Continental Factory in Detroit 16
Continental Factory - Main Cavern 2014
Continental Factory – Main Cavern 2014
Continental Factory - Rooftop Corridors 4
Continental Factory – Rooftop Corridors 4
Continental Factory in Detroit 07
Continental Factory in Detroit 07
Continental Factory - Rooftop Corridors 5
Continental Factory – Rooftop Corridors 5

I met up with a new friend Andrew and his friend Marc. We spent most of the time exploring the main building and especially the rooftops, which in my opinion make this place a special one. The graffiti is spectacular up here and unlike anything else I’ve experienced. It it’s very bright with there being no ceiling and reminds me of ancient monuments when looking up at some of the towers.

Grand Trunk Cold Storage & Warehouse - Parked Outside
Grand Trunk Cold Storage & Warehouse – Parked Outside
Grand Trunk Cold Storage & Warehouse - Watertower
Grand Trunk Cold Storage & Warehouse – Watertower
The Watertower on the roof of Grand Trunk Cold Storage and Warehouse
The Watertower on the roof of Grand Trunk Cold Storage and Warehouse
Grand Trunk Cold Storage & Warehouse - Walking the Hallways
Grand Trunk Cold Storage & Warehouse – Walking the Hallways
Grand Trunk Cold Storage & Warehouse - Lying Waste in front of Support 3
Grand Trunk Cold Storage & Warehouse – Lying Waste in front of Support 3
Grand Trunk Cold Storage & Warehouse - Desolation on a whole new level
Grand Trunk Cold Storage & Warehouse – Desolation on a whole new level

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