Berlin’s Tresor owner tours abandoned warehouse in Detroit for future megaclub
Fisher Body Plant No. 21 could very well be the name of an impending horror movie blockbuster, but instead, it’s the crumbling car plant that could revive Detroit’s economy through a love for the underground. If Berlin made grungy warehouses trendy years ago, Detroit can, too, with a little help from the experts across the pond.
Enter Dimitri Hegemann.
The sixty-year-old founder of Berlin’s famed Tresor night club and record label of the same name, has stuck to his promise to revive Detroit’s techno scene, touring the grungy Fisher Body Plant warehouse laden with disease and devastation earlier this week. Now thanks to a video from Detroit Free Press, we can, too, from the comfort of our couches and with little risk of asbestos exposure. Watch Dimitri weave his way through six stories of broken glass, walls plastered with graffiti, dark, railless staircases and rooms so clearly defined by the filthy remnants of an arsen fire.
“I still think it could be done,” Hegemann told Detroit Free Press after an extensive tour through the run-down auto facility. “The place fulfills my expectations.”
And in less than 10 years, it can fulfill yours, too if Mr. Hegemann chooses it as the lucky spot for Detroit’s new nightclub.
Via: Detroit Free Press
Photos via Detroiturbex.com
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