Detroit's Beautiful, Horrible Decline - Photo Essays - TIME
Two French photographers immortalize the remains of the motor city on film
Through the ruins of Detroit..
Could this be more depressing? The once-beautiful Detroit, formerly the economic engine of a nation, is a ghost.
Maybe it's all I've been reading about the collapse of the classic Maya lately, but this seriously gives me the creeps.Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre Photography - The ruins of Detroit
At the beginning of the 20th Century, the city of Detroit developed rapidly thanks to the automobile industry. Until the 50's, its population rose to almost 2 million people. Detroit was the 4th most important city in the United States. It was the dazzling symbol of the American Dream City with its monumental skyscrapers and fancy neighborhoods. Increasing of segregation and deindustrialization caused violent riots in 1967. The white middle-class exodus from the city accelerated and the suburbs grew. Firms and factories began to close or move to lower-wage states. Slowly, but inexorably downtown high-rise buildings emptied. Since the 50's, "Motor City" lost more than half of its population. Nowadays, its splendid decaying monuments are, no less than the Pyramids of Egypt, the Coliseum of Rome, or the Acropolis in Athens, remnants of the passing of a great civilization. Many thanks to : Daniel & Silke Seybold, Guillaume Amiot, Frédéric Champion, Lowell Boileau, ...
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"Nowadays, its splendid decaying monuments are, no less than the Pyramids of Egypt, the Coliseum of Rome, or the Acropolis in Athens, remnants of the passing of a great civilization."
photos of Detroit's modern ruins. Breath-takingDetroit Book : MITCH COPE
detroit picsSweet Juniper!
nature eats houses
"real" Obstructed Views
Some estimate that there are as many as 10,000 abandoned structures at any given time, and that seems conservative. But for a few beautiful months during the summer, some of these houses become "feral" in every sense: they disappear behind ivy or the untended shrubs and trees planted generations ago to decorate their yards.I, Cringely . The Pulpit . Insanely Great | PBS
What if Steve Jobs ran a car company?
steve jobs in the auto industry
The idea of Steve Jobs running a car company
What if Steve Jobs ran one of the three auto makers? Will the Stevian way continue to shine and would he make the Apple-like revolution in a decade from now again?Panic in Detroit
Reasons to bail out GM. Basically useful as a device to pull out whenever anyone claims that the problem is easy, and that we should "just liquidate the bastards."
by Jonathan Cohn. This is not your father's Oldsmobile we're rescuing.