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.
In the beginning of the 1950â€™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.
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.