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Old December 10th, 2013, 02:38 PM   #21
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Tragically ironic death of a city that was destroyed by the same force that once brought it to life. Live by the sword, die by the sword. Some of these ruins should be preserved into a live monument as a reminder.
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Old December 10th, 2013, 03:17 PM   #22
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Nice pics! I think one issues that prevents Detroit from economic recovery is that these neighborhoods are perceived by the outside world as unsafe (probably rightly so too). After the gfc and housing price collapse there were many USA property spruikers in Australia but no one wanted to invest in Detroit because they were told you might need an army tank to collect the rent
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Old December 10th, 2013, 11:49 PM   #23
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Such prejudices must be confronted. The same thing happened in my city of Liverpool; but now, after many, many years it is seeing a recovery and a resurgence.

Detroit is fabulous!
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..There is life yet in this urban machine......

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Old December 16th, 2013, 03:06 AM   #25
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I wonder if Detroit might still have a future as a manufacturing center, though instead of producing cars it could produce rail and (freight and passenger) rail-cars instead -as well as 3-D.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 11:37 PM   #26
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wow nice to see these pics of Detroit which tell what exactly is on the ground which is also rather sad
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Old December 22nd, 2013, 02:07 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by openlyJane View Post
I find the plight of such grand american cities particularly repugnant. I appreciate that there is a kind of deathly and morbid beauty in such ruins, and that many seem to be drawn to such spectacles - but in a modern, wealthy country, I find it repugnant. Criminal.
many other American cities have fallen on hard times, maybe not as hard as Detroit's, but they have come back. Let's hope this former icon of America comes back. Motown lives! Go Detroit!
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