Detroit city

Michigan Central Station: Big. Abandoned.

Michigan Central Station: Big. Abandoned.

The Bus has a longstanding fascination with the Motor City, and not just because our actual bus was likely built there. No, the truth is, it’s amazing to see one of our metropolises go from international powerhouse to abandoned shell.

Now, that’s not to say that Detroit is dead, but it’s certainly seen better days. Two friends of the Bus hooked us up with that look at today’s Detroit, and different photo galleriesyou should check them out. To put it into political context, this is what disinvestment in cities looks like, both in terms of infrastructure and social capital. In a budget year that feels a bit like armageddon, let’s not forget.


4 Responses to “Detroit city”

  1. 1 isitfriday
    March 12, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Amazing link… so sad that such great cultural elements of Detroit are being neglected and demolished.

  2. 2 953
    March 12, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Can’t you give a personal shout-out bus? Our Sustainable D is sittin’ sad up in here.

  3. 3 washingtonbus
    March 12, 2009 at 12:34 am

    So much for not blowing up his spot… Big shouts to Deric and Kelly O for the links. Amazingly, it was actually two different links to two different websites featuring photos by the same photographer. That guy is good!

  4. 4 nasonator
    March 13, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Central Station was designed by the same people who designed Grand Central Station and it’s currently on the city’s list of most dangerous buildings.

    Detroit is like Lafayette’s amazing coney island chili dogs – gives you heartburn and happiness all at once.

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