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Detroit's Michigan Theater - The Most Artistic Parking Garage in America. The city of Detroit is home to the most artistic, most magnificent car park in America. The opulent structure that was once known as Michigan Theater is now being used as a three-level parking garage. And here’s the irony of the situation – one of the reasons the theater had closed down was insufficient parking space! In fact, you could safely say that the car park has come a full circle.

Before the theater had opened at the site, it used to contain Henry Ford’s first automobile workshop. That was torn down in 1926 and the theater was constructed with a massive budget of $5 million. The premises was a multiplex of sorts – it served as a theater, concert hall and movie house. Photo: Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre John H. Unfortunately, that magical world wasn’t meant to last forever. Photo: DAN AUSTIN/HISTORICDETROIT.ORG Plans were made to completely demolish the theater, but that would have destabilized an adjoining office building. Photo: Bob Jagendorf Photo: ithinkx Photo: ithinkx Reddit. Philip Jarmain Photographer. Philip Jarmain's American Beauty: Photographing Detroit in Decay. Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre Photography - The Ruins of Detroit. At the end of the XIXth Century, mankind was about to fulfill an old dream. The idea of a fast and autonomous means of displacement was slowly becoming a reality for engineers all over the world.

Thanks to its ideal location on the Great Lakes Basin, the city of Detroit was about to generate its own industrial revolution. Visionary engineers and entrepreneurs flocked to its borders. In 1913, up-and-coming car manufacturer Henry Ford perfected the first large-scale assembly line. Within few years, Detroit was about to become the world capital of automobile and the cradle of modern mass-production. Michigan Central Station Woodward Avenue Atrium, Farwell Building 18th floor dentist cabinet, David Broderick Tower Donovan Building David Whitney Building Bagley-Clifford Office of the National Bank of Detroit Metropolitan & Wurlitzer Buildings United Artists Theater Fort Shelby Hotel Ballroom, American Hotel William Livingstone House Melted clock, Cass Technical High School Former Unitarian Church. Detroit Hack City. Driving through downtown Detroit is like seeing a city after the Fall. The streets are empty, and there are entire buildings devoid of windows, let alone occupants.

It’s the Rust Belt writ large, a reminder that we are not permanent. We spent a few days in Detroit during our meet-up and I spoke to quite a few entrepreneurs who are either based in the suburbs there, plan to come back after school, or are thinking of moving into the heart of the city. I can’t tell you how happy it made me to see even a few folks rolling back into town. But they need more. My exhortation is this: Go there, live there, and repopulate Hack City. I’m not the first person to try to save Detroit. However, as a hardware guy, I think the possibilities are even greater. That can happen in Detroit, and it can happen now. I’m not naïve about the costs and problems associated with building a business. I was talking with a guy in Detroit who told me about building a special kind of PC for a client. - #detroit (Taken with instagram) - Taken with Instagram at Detroit. Historical Photo Archive :: The Heart of Detroit: 1907. Detroit in ruins | Art and design | The Observer.

Detroit's amazing transformation captured on camera after it loses ONE MILLION residents in 60 years. By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 01:28 GMT, 2 October 2012 | Updated: 20:28 GMT, 3 October 2012 When it comes to embattled cities, Detroit has suffered more than most - with a dramatically declining population, crumbling industries and homes and buildings abandoned.

The Michigan city has lost 60 per cent of its population since the 1950s - around one million residents - when the city was America's fourth largest and the thriving hub of car industry and Motown music. The striking images which document the changes in Detroit were taken by photographers Camilo José Vergara and Andrew Moore over a period of 25 years. Scroll down for video Dancing in the streets: East Palmer Street towards Chene Street in Detroit as the temperature hit 95 degrees in 1995 Green shoots: Graffiti on disused buildings along East Palmer Street, Detroit, earlier this year Once busy streets have been turned over to farmland and bustling shopfronts lie empty but brightened up with graffiti. Detroit – Now And Then. Detroit est une ville américaine qui a été gravement touchée par la crise. Avec cette série « Now and Then », Detroiturbex a repris des images du Cass Technical High School abandonné et délabré puis a incrusté de vieux clichés pris au même endroit pendant les années fastes de l’établissement aujourd’hui démoli.

Dans le même esprit : Dear Photograph. Cass Technical High School: Now and Then. A 1988 basketball game superimposed over the present-day condition of the old gymnasium. Second floor hallway. The library, from a picture in an early 90's yearbook. The yearbook room has suffered especially badly. The arts mural on floor 3, 1988. Cafeteria in the new wing. Display cases outside the auditorium on the third floor. Dance hall in the new wing. Security station on the first floor.