Community Minnesota Photography Saint Paul

Ford Ranger Plant/ Apocalyptic Scene

Those of us who live near the Ford Ranger plant in St. Paul, MN have watched the daily demolition of an industrial icon. In 2006 Ford officials announced plans to close the factory, though it operated for three years past the 2008 closure date initially announced. The plant’s final truck was completed on December 16, 2011.

I drove over today with the intention of taking a few shots of what is quite an apocalyptic scene. Security on site told me “no photos allowed”, despite the fact that there is no posting to that effect.

“Why?”, I asked.

“You cannot take any photos.”

“Well who can I talk to to obtain permission?”

“I don’t know…you can take pictures from the sidewalk,” was the final answer.

‘Huh?!’ OK!!