My City is Almost Gone
September 30, 2004 9:16 AM   Subscribe

While reading up on the Detroit City Council's latest brainstorm, African Town, I stumbled upon this blog that highlights many of the once great, now decaying buildings of my former hometown. If you've ever wondered what was inside some of those ancient, boarded up buildings, there are some great photos here.
posted by Oriole Adams (7 comments total)
Reminds me of the Urban Exploration people - good find, I love this sort of stuff.
posted by loquax at 9:41 AM on September 30, 2004

See also Forgotten Detroit and The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit (with the hilariously ironic URL...).

Great post, Oriole. Reminds me of the days when I used to work in Harmonie Park and we'd walk to Greektown for lunch, past all of the ruined, closed-down, burned-out husks of buildings still standing there....
posted by 40 Watt at 10:53 AM on September 30, 2004

...Of course, these days depending on who you talk to Detroit is really on the verge of a new rebirth.


Seriously, we're not joking, any day now.
posted by 40 Watt at 10:56 AM on September 30, 2004

African Town. Brilliant, that.
*weeps at blistering stupidity of Detroit politicos*

Hey, has there ever been a Motown Mefi Meetup?
posted by leotrotsky at 11:18 AM on September 30, 2004

At any given moment, the most vacant, decaying building in Detroit is the one that houses the City Council.

(leotrotsky, there was a meetup in Ann Arbor once that was attended, I believe, by tj and insomnyuk)
posted by pardonyou? at 11:32 AM on September 30, 2004

One of my friends used to do this in Detroit. That is, go into old abandoned buildings and take pictures... Forget where his site is though.
posted by Espoo2 at 12:27 PM on September 30, 2004

Yep, this is the dumbest thing the Detroit City Council has done in a long time. And that's saying something.

Later installments can be found here and here.

Lemme know if the meetup thing coalesces.
posted by pmurray63 at 1:33 PM on September 30, 2004

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