A young tree bathed in sunlight flourishes amongst shards of shattered window panes in the Packard Plant in Detroit. Following the removal of the corrugated metal roofs, and their supporting trusses by metal scrappers in 2009 and 2010, once shaded portions of the factory began to see much more sunlight. Combined with water build up resulting from drainage that had become clogged over years of neglect, plant life such as this has begun to thrive inside of the factory. It is not uncommon to see growth on the roof of a structure, as is also visible in this image. However, when nature is able to take over the inside of a building with such degrees of ferocity and density one can only ponder the relevance of man's uncompromising quest to become recognized and hailed, in life and after.
- Nicolas Boileau