Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Modern ruins

Apropos real estate and abandoned places: Ruins of Detroit. Woa. I'll bet people there in the sixties never believed it could come to this! Seriously, anybody would have laughed you out of the room.



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Part of this series. There are several other interesting places.

5 comments:

TC [Girl] said...

Beautiful architecture of many. Sad how things are just abandoned like that but, it seems that the cost of destroying the buildings would be quite high.

The grand(?) piano, on it's side is killing me...as are the books across the room from the desk. :-(

I think Angelina Jolie coulda used that submarine base in 'Salt.' :-(

That NYCity Hall Subway Station is amazing! Here's more on it. (In fact, there are gobs upon GOBS of pictures of the entire station on this site!)

karrde said...

What's weird about Detroit is that the City proper is full of dead space, while the Metro Region isn't. However, almost all the interesting architecture is in the City.

I think the lower photo in your post is the old Michigan Central Station in Detroit.

Strangely, though I live in the region and know about the general decay of Detroit...I didn't recognize MCS the first time I saw it show up in a movie. One of my fellow movie-goers, who is an amateur photographer, told me.

I guess the site is a favorite among photographers, both for the architecture and the abandoned appearance.

Miserere said...

If it's ruins in Detroit you're interested in, you might like the content of my article and links therein:

The Ruins of Detroit

Photographers Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre have done a great job photographing the abandoned spaces in this city.

Bronislaus Janulis said...

I'm glad Gary made the list; it still amazes me to see the trees growing in that cathedral. I stop every so often in Gary to just wander around and look at beautiful buildings in ruins. Must have been something in the 20's, as long as the wind was blowing out over the lake. The steel mills are all along the lake shore, and until the 70's, the stuff coming out of the stacks would, literally, eat the paint off of a car.

Bron

Dan & Margaret said...

It lives! You need to check out this video series:
http://jalopnik.com/5634031/detroit-lives-johnny-knoxvilles-honest-portrait-of-the-motor-city