Detroit’s decay

Detroit, Michigan, was once the 20th century capital of the industrialist world; today it declared bankruptcy — the largest city in the USA to do so.

It is facing debts of more than 18.5 million dollars and has long been a city in decline. It is estimated almost 80,000 buildings in the city are ‘abandoned or seriously blighted’.

Here is a photo essay, ‘The Ruins of Detroit’, showing some of them.

Photograph by Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

Photograph by Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

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