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Old 12-30-2021, 11:33 AM
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AMC's Detroit HQ to be demolished

Noticed this this morning. Thought it might be of interest.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enth...yor/ar-AASfnnT


The last remnants of AMC's original headquarters will be demolished to "erase ruin porn" whatever that means.
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Old 01-01-2022, 04:41 PM
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Maybe "ruin porn" is the term to describe Detroit's 40 year trend of societal decay.

Cool article, I like the mention of the Nash Kelvinator effort during WW2.

Always thought it funny that AMC HQ was on Plymouth Road.
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Always thought it funny that AMC HQ was on Plymouth Road.
Perhaps a foretelling of the future of when chrysler would buy them...
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Perhaps a foretelling of the future of when chrysler would buy them...
Yes, Then shutter them... Just like Plymouth!
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A sad point for me, I have always been an AMC fan and it upset me when they went under.


I have owned 3 AMC Eagles (2 wagons and 1 SX/4), A Concord and an AMX, and my 74' Cherokee and LOVED them all!


Way under estimated vehicles in my opinion.
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Back to the building ... no great loss now, as I understand. Just another derelict building in a decaying city.

The way I heard it, the intact building was sold to a scrapper that stripped the pipes and wiring from it, and since declared bankruptcy. Cost of rehab is now prohibitive. Too bad, but pretty low on the list of injustices.
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It pains me to see what it has become. Very sad.
I can't remember when it was but these pictures were taken on the last day of major operation at the facility except for the engine dynos and a couple of other things.
JeepTruckEng-5x7 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
I am in the picture somewhere in the back. I didn't work there but was invited to join.
JTE Group Photo by Rick Jones, on Flickr

This was in 2000 at a employee open house in the basement. My friend who worked there got me and my SC/Rambler in there for part of a display.
AMTech2000 by Rick Jones, on Flickr
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