The Ruins of Once Famous Automobile Capital

27 Dec 2010


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For the first time in history, the large number of people were able to dramatically grow rich. Monumental skyscrapers and eye-catching neighborhoods showed the wealth of the city. Detroit became a representative of the American dream.

 


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Thousands of people come here in search of work. And by the 1950’s the city's population had reached nearly 2 million people. Detroit ranked fourth among the largest cities in the U.S..

 


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In the beginning of the 1950’s, the factories started to be moved to the periphery of Detroit. The middle class started to leave downtown and move to the suburbs. Industrialization began to decline, the segregation of the population became more pronounced. In 1967, social tensions resulted in the strongest urban riot in American history. People began to leave the city en masse, leaving the whole city districts empty. Old buildings in downtown were deserted, and within 50 years, Detroit has lost more half of its population.

 


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Being the industrial capital of the twentieth century, Detroit has played a fundamental role in shaping the modern world, and now has become a real ghost town. Ruins are a natural part of the urban landscape.

 


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2Cool4Ice 9 year s ago
There should be an extra catogorie on izismile with old left out buildings
       
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acid 9 year s ago
detroit techno
       
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martin 9 year s ago
Is that in Russia? :-)
       
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Sigh 9 year s ago
That's what happens when nepotism and uncontrolled leftist ideology run a city long enough.
       
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Jayzen Freeze 9 year s ago
Ruins are an old uninhabited place sometimes but Detroit looks like this today and that is where people live Detroit is always busy and full of people I live in Detroit my whole life and live outside the destroyed city no one wants to fix those pics of buildings the buildings have been condemned for over 20 years with no intent to ever fix. Welcome to the motor city Detroit. oh and half the population is still there or half of that and they are all called homeless living in 100's of vacant buildings cold and hungry all the homeless shelters are beyond full with a 1 year waiting list,,
I tried taking some homeless to the shelters to hear how full they are. :(
       
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Cziczaki 9 year s ago
martin ---> Idiot? Read the text. It's in America.
       
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everywherist 9 year s ago
Sigh,
So it is the leftists who sourced the factories to cheaper countries and cause the growing unbalance of import/export that will soon pull the US way under? Check...
       
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dede 9 year s ago
like in Fallout...
       
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lolzz 9 year s ago
it sure looks like Russia!!
       
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KeitZer 9 year s ago
lol, like in Fallout indeed... i finished New Vegas twice and this totally reminded me of it
       
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mj 9 year s ago
detroit techno forever
       
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4down2 9 year s ago
Ghost town...something like off a movie or something ?
       
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