For Transformers 4, there’s going to be a scene where the Transformers destroy Shanghai. Maybe. The details are a bit sketch right now. However, the set for Shanghai is being built nonetheless in the Motor City.
Building for the set started back in June (older photo of set beginning construction), and there’s been all kinds of news about it (Mlive, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press).
Here’s some photos I’ve taken (not bad for a $30 phone btw) of the progress to date.
Progress of the new Transformers 4 set being built in Detroit. Decepticons will be here soon.
Stock for supplies in your kitchen.
Those orange barrels won’t be removed for filming.
I actually want this after they’re done with it.
I actually want both of these posters after filming is done.
Seriously, can these stay behind?
Then again, where would I put this? I don’t own a building big enough.
Detroit’s People Mover running in front of the set.
Not sure how much more will be done on this building.
I’m really interested in finding out what that big Statue of Liberty torch thing will be in the movie.
New construction around Vogue sign
7.28 Another angle.
House. I think.
7.28 update: New ads up.
7.28: New ads up. Can no longer walk through like last week.
New alley set up.
So yeah, this all may be destroyed by the Decepticons.