Monday, August 08, 2005

The Ruins Of Detroit

It is generally not a good sign for a city if there are web sites devoted to its decrepitude, but one of the great sites on the internet is The Ruins Of Detroit, an exhaustive tribute (of sorts) to the civic and industrial past of a city that has lost half its population in the last half-century (1.85 million residents in 1950, 970 thousand in 2000).

Of particular interest (to me, anyway) are the tours of the Michigan Central Railroad Station, Tiger Stadium and The Ford Auditorium. Each of these was abandoned by its tenants -- sometimes for greener more beloved pastures, sometimes for greener less beloved pastures -- and has been left to slowly collapse.


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