I’m going to stay right here,” said Mr. Gordon, 54, about the possibility that his neighborhood of more than two decades might be deemed too far gone to save. “I don’t plan to go anywhere but in the ground.
The owner of this building is doing some work on this amazing building, replacing the roof and the windows. This is excellent especially because of the shocking news that came out of the 2010 census about the demise of Detroit. Read more on the link: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=189884
Laying bare the country’s most startling example of modern urban collapse, census data on Tuesday showed that Detroit’s population had plunged by 25 percent over the last decade. It was dramatic testimony to the crumbling industrial base of the Midwest, black flight to the suburbs and the tenuous future of what was once a thriving metropolis.
It was the largest percentage drop in history for any American city with more than 100,000 residents, apart from the unique situation of New Orleans, where the population dropped by 29 percent after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, said Andrew A. Beveridge, a sociologist at Queens College.
The number of people who vanished from Detroit — 237,500 — was bigger than the 140,000 who left New Orleans. [read more; photo: Fabrizio Costantini for The New York Times]
Justin Alensa was recently a victim of “Gay Bashing” while shopping at a BP gas station in Detroit. Spread this video and raise awareness about the issues of gay bashing, hate crimes, and bullying. Nobody deserves to be treated the way he was; not only by the assailant but the bystanders who did nothing and even got a laugh out of it.