Back to the Book Building for another peek inside…
Roof trees here have an opening to grow through, so they start on the floor of the top level and reach up through the gaping skylights.
These floors are one continuous bed of burnt and rotted school books and supplies – quite surreal.
A few good stashes of graffiti on the top floor as well (I’ll put some in the graff gallery)
This structure was originally Detroits Postal warehouse, which came in to existence by the order of James A. Farley, Postmaster General in 1935. Later it became the Detroit Public School Roosevelt Warehouse before being abandoned by the City, with most inventory and student records still inside.
Louis A. Simon Supervising Architect
Neal A. Melick Supervising Engineer
(Albert Kahn Inc. Architects)