This is the first time I’ve come across this scene. The two structures, juxtaposed this way, almost demand comparison. What it suggests, of course, is ambiguous.
With the decrepit structure is in the foreground, however, the sense that GM headquarters is somehow subordinate, or trailing, or an artifact in the back yard and potentially destined to end up like this old industrial building with all those windows broken out is quite disconcerting.
via Pictures of the Day, March 30 (NYT)
(image: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images: caption: An abandoned building in Detroit General Motors world headquarters building serving as a backdrop. On Sunday, the Obama administration demanded the resignation of GM chairman and chief executive, Rick Wagoner, as a condition of the administration’s ongoing bailout plan for GM and Chrysler.)