Take a tour of Detroit with me! (or a glimse into future?)

Take a tour of Detroit with me! (or a glimse into future?)

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:48 pm

I've seen all of this - albeit on a MUCH smaller scale - growing up in MA. Every year there are more and more abandoned factories. Really sad. If any of us ever needed proof we are in steep decline, this is it. :(

On this site here you can check out every aspect of industry, and life in general, abandoned & decaying to nothingness - a shadow of what once was. Go on the school section and check out Cass Technical High School - I've never seen a school so big in my life!! What a waste. 8 FLOORS!! Elevators! You have to see it to believe it. Then check out the churches - some real nice ones. One was saved, which was a shocker.

The wife & I spent hours on this, and we only toured Cass High and a few churches ... :shock: What a mess. I fairly certain all of this will be coming to a city near you. I'm already seeing it in action in Worcester ...

http://detroiturbex.com/content/index.html
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Re: Take a tour of Detroit with me! (or a glimse into future?)

PostBy: grumpy On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:12 pm

Thanks Smitty for that, it is sad, but some have a plan, lol, don't know if it's a good one but check it out. Crazy or what..

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Re: Take a tour of Detroit with me! (or a glimse into future?)

PostBy: franco b On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:26 pm

A good example of what happens when market forces are ignored.
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Re: Take a tour of Detroit with me! (or a glimse into future?)

PostBy: grumpy On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:29 pm

Looks like they did it here.

http://www.atlantazombie.com/
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Re: Take a tour of Detroit with me! (or a glimse into future?)

PostBy: grumpy On: Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:09 am

Ya know.. go just 35 miles north of Detroit and people are living in million dollar homes, not million but 10 /20 million..
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Re: Take a tour of Detroit with me! (or a glimse into future?)

PostBy: rouxzy On: Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:34 am

Had the same go on here in NH when shoe factories started shutting down all over and moving to other countries. Some of the old delapitated buildings were torn down but others sat for years until someone had the idea of turning them into office buildings, condos, and such. Not saying this is possible in Detroit but then again we don't have the corruption and looking for the free ride that alot of the politicians had or have in the Detroit area.
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Re: Take a tour of Detroit with me! (or a glimse into future?)

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:03 am

Detroit has some big plans, and I think you will see more of this in the future. It just does not make sense to keep urban areas non-productive when in 2050 there will not be enough land on which to grow food for the population. All in all I think this is a good idea, I just cannot imagine why anyone would want 1500 abandoned buildings, with their subsequent crime and health hazards, when a developer wants to buy the land and turn it into productive urban farming. Why would a city fight for 4 years to keep an urban wasteland. As I said, I think you will see more of this because it just doesn't make sense; if you are no longer going to use it, it minds well be converted back to what it was and used to feed the population.

http://www.planetizen.com/node/59688?utm_campaign=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
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Re: Take a tour of Detroit with me! (or a glimse into future?)

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:20 pm

Take a trip with me....

Indian Village in Detroit have their own security patrols and this street is dead center. Look at this one:

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1429- ... 9241_zpid/

There was an 11,000sq ft palace sold their last month - just stunning. When everybody is running the other way .....

Anybody got a hammer....

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2250- ... 7707_zpid/

For this one I could even consider living there:

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1500- ... 8646_zpid/

Geez, I could park my manure spreader in the living room. Imagine a Wherle #100 in that living room. Just down the road from the guarded boat dock.... I could be a real person again and get respect.
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Re: Take a tour of Detroit with me! (or a glimse into future?)

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:58 pm

To make such nice homes affordable the city fathers must have worked out an ingenious plan to lower demand. Much better than the clever plan our Federal government came up with.
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Re: Take a tour of Detroit with me! (or a glimse into future?)

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:05 pm

Yes they have a very clever libturd type plan. Working on the philosophy of envy, that is their hallmark, they keep raising the taxes and making it impossible to live there and now they are moving this clever idea onto a national level. Phknidots.
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