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Pity for Detroit

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    Mercurius
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    What beatiful abandonded buildings. Pity for Detroit

    http://detroityes.com/home.htm

    Lets not build a monorail around downtown.

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    #206006
    Manatee
    Manatee
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    What’s wrong with me that I find something glamorous about that photograph?

    I’d hate to live there, unless I was Bladerunner, but what a marvel of chipped decadence and folly.

    They must have fantastic weeds!

    #206007

    drew
    Participant

    Manatee wrote What’s wrong with me that I find something glamorous about that photograph?

    I’d hate to live there, unless I was Bladerunner, but what a marvel of chipped decadence and folly.

    They must have fantastic weeds!

    Last time I was there there were actual trees growing out of the tops of one of the abandoned skyscrapers!

    And yeah, as much as it represents a lot of misfortune for a lot of people, there’s something somehow appealing about the photo.

    #206008

    Universal Studios should move to Detroit. They’d have a ready-made backlot to replace the one that just burned.

    #206009

    Rockmastermike
    Participant

    d-town is a sad place as are many other towns who based a lot of their economy on a single industry that evaporated.

    thankfully c-bus is somewhat more economically diverse. We really do have a lot going on here. Hopefully we can avoid this kind of collapse.

    the picture makes me both sad and hopeful. Remember: todays brownfield is tomorrows redevelopment

    #206010

    A. Miller
    Participant

    I sorta miss living in Detroit when I see pictures like this. There is a lot of great photographic fodder in Detroit thanks to its deterioration. That photo, iirc, would have to be just south of the Fox Theatre by a handful of blocks. In Detroit there is definitely still a “good block/bad block” reality going on. If you want to see some great photos of Detroit check out flickr user SweetJuniper.

    Cranbrook Art/Science retreat is just north of Detroit and heralded such designers as Saarinen (both father and son), the Eames, Nelson and so many others. Thus the reason for some of the amazing design scattered around the wasteland up there.

    #206011

    Wallis
    Member

    reminds me a lot of some of the phtos on urbanohio.com. That’s a really cool site for urban ruins, as well as dilapidated farmhouses, etc…check out the photo sets of Cleveland, Youngstown, Dayton, etc…

    There’s something romantic about the photos of “ruins”. I’ve always liked ’em. Even when I was a kid, I remember taking notice when driving through the South Bronx (this was late 70’s-early 80’s), the Lower East Side pre-gentrification, and other areas. I think it gives a sense of what once was, and what could be again. Remember, 20 years ago people were still saying that the American City was dead.

    #206012

    Trixie
    Participant

    Off topic: Go Penquins!!!!

    #206013

    gobluegirl
    Member

    Trixie wrote Off topic: Go Penquins!!!!

    +1!!!!! (i’m struggling to stay awake after last night’s game! woo hoo!!!)

    #206014

    A. Miller
    Participant

    Ugh, 30 seconds, 30 friggin seconds. Wings will still win it even if it goes all the way. Go Wings!

    This is by far the best Cup in years. Two old time teams, young blood vs. “experience”, tons of exciting play. I’m a Wings fan and want them (expect them) to win but there really are no losers in this years Stanley Cup playoffs.

    #206015

    Mercurius
    Participant

    Here are my favorites, well that can’t be the right word

    :cry: The Michigan Theatre turned into a parking garage.

    #206016

    Bear
    Participant

    Mercurius wrote Here are my favorites, well that can’t be the right word

    :cry: The Michigan Theatre turned into a parking garage.

    :)

    #206017

    Matthew
    Participant

    Merc I never understood why they did that to the theater, it is the damndest thing I’ve ever seen. Another great city to chase photos for abandonment is Gary Indiana.

    If I’m not mistaken, the hotel in the original pic (red brick) was demolished in 05. Heres a video of the preservationists trying to save it.

    If it wasn’t that one, it was a similar one.

    #206018

    Jim Lauwers
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    Robocop, Action Jackson, Beverly Hills Cop. America needs Detroit as a bellwether for dystopian urban crimescapes.

    It is a well-known scientific fact that the only fictional event purporting to take place in Detroit, and which was more depressing and horrible than the city itself, was Tim Allen getting paid to react to things.

    #206019

    Daz
    Participant

    Detroit is every reminder to me why I wanted to get involved in politics when I started college, and then why I wanted to get out.

    On that note, Go Red Wings.

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