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.