Detroit is collapsing, come and see

I am left speechless by the destruction in Detroit. Gawking over it is sometimes called "ruin porn" but I only call it frightening.

Driving around the city, it is everywhere: streets with nothing but abandoned homes, small corner stores empty, large apartment buildings fenced off, downtown office towers with no one inside, whole factories crushing down on themselves.

Here are photographs of what I've seen ...

... This street has no humans on it, just houses waiting to fall down to the ground or go up in smoke ...










... This ten-story office building stands completely empty ...



... Hulking factories produce nothing but debris ...







... Massive apartment buildings endure winter windowless, tenantless ...






... Small corner stores have nothing to sell ...





... And bizarrely, my favorite, a hotel in the moonlight.



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    1. Yes, Joe. Once you're done out in the Bay Area, head over to Detroit. The challenges are massive, but the chances to have a real impact are huge too. The Cambridges and Berkeleys of the world are positively boring compared to what the Motor City is grappling with.

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