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The deterioration of Detroit

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by micropolitan guy, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Pretty interesting photo series about parts of Detroit returning to urban prairie.

    http://homes.yahoo.com/blogs/spaces/a-stark--unsentimental-look-at-detroit-s-rapid-slide-202246171.html#
     
  2. joe

    joe Active Member

    Reminds me of the History Channel (?) series about Earth without humans. Nature takes over pretty quickly when people are gone.
     
  3. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    There have been earnest suggestions to turn these parts into sprawling urban gardens.
    Growing mustard, salad greens and other produce- and eventually biodiesel.
    Detroit's transformation from industry to agriculture would be one of the most remarkable in our history.
     
  4. SFIND

    SFIND Active Member

    Amazing and sad. I remember the last time I was up in Detroit a couple of years ago for a game at Ford Field how I saw so many deteriorating buildings downtown. I wonder what some of those older ones look like now.
     
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I knew what was coming, but that was still utterly shocking.

    Thanks for posting.
     
  6. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Watch the doc Detropia. Great stuff.
     
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    I blame Donald Sterling
     
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Wooptee dam doo
     
  9. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    I drove around the city for three days last summer. It was definitely bizarro world. Apart of the abandoned properties, it just felt empty. I mean I was on four-lane roads with no other cars or trucks within sight (this is kind of awesome to be honest). Driving there is more than a bit of risk though as many of the traffic signals and signs just aren't there or don't work anymore. Driving at night was scary as hell too because most of the street lights weren't working. It I didn't have GPS, I would have crashed or gotten lost.
     
  10. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    Flint is even worse. Two cities hit really hard and plagued for years by incompetent leadership
     
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    In a lot of respects, I think Detroit is one of the most fascinating cities in the country because of its deterioration.
     
  12. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Wow, was that sad to see. Looked like some scenes from The Walking Dead.

    Thanks for posting.
     
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