Detroit Dies a Litle More

Detroit’s population dropped 237,493 between 2000 and 2010, according to data released as part of the census. This continues a trend toward the point where what was once a major American city of almost 2 million people is a ghost town without any businesses or workers paying taxes. Over 150,000 homes and buildings have been demolished, many more wait for funds to continue the work.

Here is an image I found on elRojo’s Flicker page.

It was taken at the Detroit Public Schools Book Depository. I know it’s just one building. I picked it as a symbol. If you like, go to Google Images and try various combinations of Detroit and decay/abandoned/ruined, you’ll find all sorts of slideshows. If that is not enough, try YouTube.

Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
–Sallust

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