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Old January 3rd, 2011, 10:39 AM   #21
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 12:18 PM   #22
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Great, very nice photos from Detroit, well done
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 05:42 PM   #23
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Love this city!
Downtown of detroit is so great. The architecture of cities like New-York, Boston, pitssburgh and Chicago. If only some of those buildings could be transformed to condo's to bring life back in this city...

Does anyone know what they are gonna do about empty suburbs around CBD?
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 07:02 PM   #24
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Does anyone know what they are gonna do about empty suburbs around CBD?
I don't know about empty suburbs, but what has been discussed a lot in the press are the current mayor's plans to "downsize" Detroit into a smaller number of viable neighborhoods. Would this mean a complete withdrawal of all city services in some of the most blighted and "abandoned" areas?

It is a bold plan, to be sure. But the devil is in the details. But if properly implemented, then I think it will be good overall.

When I last checked the Detroit Works Project, the following neighborhoods have been identified as "core":

University Commons
Grandmont Rosedale
Central Woodward/New Center
Midtown
Corktown/Woodbridge
Downtown/Eastern Market
Riverfront
Mexicantown
Jefferson East

I would assume that this list is still evolving...

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Old January 3rd, 2011, 07:05 PM   #25
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I wouldn't be bad if the city centralized more I guess...
Nice to see some new projects!
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 07:14 PM   #26
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As I said previously, it is urban renewal on an impressive scale. The possibilities are interesting to consider.

One can only hope that the major portions succeed. At least this is my opinion...
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 08:32 PM   #27
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I just hope they manage to attract lots of new inhabitands for detroit.
I always asked myself:
There are still millions of people living in the suburbs around Detroit right? But where do they go for there metropolitan services? Does detroit still provides them?
Or did they got relocated to satelite cities like Pontiac or Ann Arbor, or suburban centers like, Mt. Meclemens Royal oak or Birmingham?
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 08:53 PM   #28
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What kind of services are you thinking about? Entertainment? Education?Health? Employment?

The answer is though that the suburbs are largely self sufficient and effectively detached from Detroit in most respects.
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 08:59 PM   #29
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The answer is though that the suburbs are largely self sufficient and effectively detached from Detroit in most respects.
Yes.

I have heard from friends that the contrast in services can be quite striking. Some have commented on the state of snow removal in the city roads this winter, and how it constrasts sharply once you cross boundaries.
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 09:06 PM   #30
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Yes I forgot about the decentralisation of US cties with their vast suburbs and services moving towards the suburbs.

But what about: Universities, head offices of fire dep. and police dep., Culture: theathers,...,

Mayby I just can't imagine how self sufficient these suburbs are....
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 09:22 PM   #31
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The Detroit suburbs comprise cities and townships in their own right... This is true with most US suburbs.
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Old January 4th, 2011, 12:16 AM   #32
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The Detroit suburbs comprise cities and townships in their own right... This is true with most US suburbs.
People on this site (who aren't from the us) seem to think people living in the suburbs drive 45 minutes to get everywhere they need to go. But most suburbs have their own offices, bars, restaurants, buses ect. In fact, most suburbs have their own downtowns. Living in the silicone valley, a trip to san francisco, san jose, or oakland is not an everyday thing for most people.
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Old January 6th, 2011, 04:20 AM   #34
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But most suburbs have their own offices, bars, restaurants, buses ect. In fact, most suburbs have their own downtowns. Living in the silicone valley, a trip to san francisco, san jose, or oakland is not an everyday thing for most people.

Do you mean Shopping malls?
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Old January 6th, 2011, 02:50 PM   #35
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Do you mean Shopping malls?
Not exactly.

Remember that many suburbs have old downtowns -- especially the ones that are older: in some cases, older than the cities they are now associated with.

In the case of Chicago, for instance, several of the suburbs are certainly older than Chicago.
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Old January 6th, 2011, 09:22 PM   #36
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Breathtaking photos Detroit architecture looks amazing!! I hope downtown will come back to life and the city will shine again like it did before. It's a very intriguing place.
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Old January 6th, 2011, 09:40 PM   #37
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WOW

Extraordinarily beautiful city and awesome pictures. THANK YOU. Looks like a museum of Art Deco, almost rivaling New York. Again, WOW.

Hope you don't mind, I've reposted some of your pics in a Ukrainian subsection, you're credited and a link has been provided to this thread.
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Old January 7th, 2011, 06:34 AM   #38
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Do you mean Shopping malls?
you can't be serious. you're acting like suburbs didn't exist before the 80s. not gonna post the pictures because that will derail the thread, but there are some suburban downtowns in the links

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Old January 7th, 2011, 06:58 AM   #39
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Really beautiful. I hope Detroit gets back to its splendour some day.
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Old January 7th, 2011, 08:33 AM   #40
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It's sad to see the remnants of what was once one of America's greatest cities.
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