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Video Tour of Detroit's Abandoned Skyscrapers

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That urban landscape reminds me of that post-industrial chaos scenario seen in Robocop, which IIRC used plenty of shots from downtown Detroit... reality catching up to fiction?

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That urban landscape reminds me of that post-industrial chaos scenario seen in Robocop, which IIRC used plenty of shots from downtown Detroit... reality catching up to fiction?

Well Jules Verne dreamed about going to moon. Little did he know that more than 100 years later someone actually would land there.

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have you seen the new series life after people on history channel? its pretty cool. shows speculations on what will happen to them after we disappear. says most of em will stand 100-500 yrs after if we just vanished.

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Simply because I'm curious, what's the story? Is the whole situation because of new development elsewhere in the city that has left the older buildings to become vacant? Or have things taken such a downturn over the last decade that the business environment has decayed and its population has moved?

That just looks like something out of "I am Legend".

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The interesting thing about Detroit is that it went into decline far faster and earlier than many rust belt cities, so much of the historic architecture downtown has been preserved. Besides the people mover and a few new buildings here and there, it doesn't look like there was much of an attempt to "revitalize" downtown by wiping out dense historic neighborhoods and replacing them with parking lots and mediocre 70s office blocks like many other cities saw. Detroit is almost like one big preserved museum to the 20th century.

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Well Jules Verne dreamed about going to moon. Little did he know that more than 100 years later someone actually would land there.

Yeah, but this is actually disturbing, because a total economic meltdown would be a real threat to what we hold dear in terms of Freedom/Democracy/Civil Rights... I knoe we're far from that point but still it makes one worry a little...

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The interesting thing about Detroit is that it went into decline far faster and earlier than many rust belt cities, so much of the historic architecture downtown has been preserved. Besides the people mover and a few new buildings here and there, it doesn't look like there was much of an attempt to "revitalize" downtown by wiping out dense historic neighborhoods and replacing them with parking lots and mediocre 70s office blocks like many other cities saw. Detroit is almost like one big preserved museum to the 20th century.

Very true...

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have you seen the new series life after people on history channel? its pretty cool. shows speculations on what will happen to them after we disappear. says most of em will stand 100-500 yrs after if we just vanished.

There is a great book called "the world without us" which talks about this in detail.

Check out the Voluntary Human Extinction groups...google them....interesting concept.

Don't agree with them, but...

Chris

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