Thursday, February 14, 2013

Leonard Thygesen Demolition Videos and Buick Prints.

To super enlarge the following three prints with Google Chrome just left click, then right click and choose open image in new tab and then left click on the new tab and then left click the photo once more. It is well worth the effort!
Leonard has just created this print February 2013.
Leonard just saved this Chevrolet print from oblivion. The original photo is from David Badour. 
This is Leonard's print of Buick before the demolition which I've had framed on my wall for years. I think I've seen all the well known aerial prints of Buick and this has to be the all time best... It's perfect!

Leonard being interviewed at Oak Park.

Precarious perch.

Leonard at work on this documentary while being interviewed.

This new edit includes the Delphi east demolition, or as most people knew it simply as AC. on Dort Hywy.  These factories built on the site of the old Dort automobile facilities were erected in 1940 as set-forth in the 1920 Flint city planning commissions report that dictated new factories be built beyond the city limits (at that time) because land was becoming scarce within the city limits.

I love the soundtrack he has done with this documentary, of a time that has now Slipped Into History Forever.

Some of the news reporting on Leonard's quest.

I've watched these movies now 11 times. I find them fascinating, as you can probably tell from my history blog of Buick. I'm sure you can still get these original VHS sets as well as the new (edited) DVD. He probably still sells shirts too, and I know he sells the aerial views of Buick also.

Leonard selling his demolition movies (which are great) down at the Buick site, many years back. Links:

Leonard Thygesen

Demolition View 2012

Powerhouse #07

Factory #28 Before & During Demolition

Factory #12 2002 -2008

Buick Demolition

Factory #04 Collage

Buick City Demolition

Before And After Buick City

Truck #2489

Factory #28 Demolition

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