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Detroit in ruins

“Photos of ruined buildings in Detroit” is it’s own genre of picture gallery at this point, and the articles can become tiresome. [This one is good, though, and short.][link] This is just a small sample of the absolutely beautiful architecture rotting to death in the Motor City.

[link]: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2011/jan/02/photography-detroit#/?picture=370173054&index=0 “Detroit in ruins | Art and design | The Observer”

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“Detroit Wants to Save Itself by Shrinking”

>[Operating on a scale never before][link] attempted in this country, the city would demolish houses in some of the most desolate sections of Detroit and move residents into stronger neighborhoods. Roughly a quarter of the 139-square-mile city could go from urban to semi-rural.

[link]: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100308/ap_on_bi_ge/us_downsizing_detroit “Detroit wants to save itself by shrinking – Yahoo! News”