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Detroit, 2009 vs 2013 street view

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Briansol, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. Briansol

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    Would be cool to see pictures from, let's '97, and see how they compare.
     
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    Looks like most of those houses were rented anyway. Most actual homeowners would have something planted other than grass. But still...wow
     
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    The sad part is, there are signs of urban decay in all the "before" pictures too. Things just got even worse. I thought about buying a $500 house, but ultimately I don't think Detroit is ever going to recover.
     
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    was a bombed out shit hole then
    is still a bombed out shit hole now
    on the plus side though the trees seem to be taking it back at a rather impressive rate
    maybe in a few decades Detroit will be a lush forest
     
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    Those pictures don't do it justice. That would be a nice neighborhood before and after. I just recently read that the estimated cost of blight removal is $1.5 billion. It's just an insurmountable mess. There are a few beautiful neighborhoods that have historical value, but they are literally one street removed from the ghetto.
     
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