42 Staggering Photos Of Abandoned Detroit

September 20, 2013

As of July 18, 2013, the Motor City officially ran out of gas. Filing for for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, Detroit’s debts–a whopping $18 to $20 billion–represent the largest municipal filing for bankruptcy in United States history. And as its solvency has gone down the drain, so too has its population. In 1950, the burgeoning industrial city was home to nearly two million Americans. But today, as Detroit’s population has dwindled to a mere 700,000, the only boom Detroit has seen rests in the number of abandoned buildings popping up within city limits.

As evidenced by the following photos of an abandoned Detroit, those remaining might have a hard time forging optimism about the future when constantly surrounded by brick laid ghosts:

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Detroit Plant

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Abandoned Detroit High School

Source: Detroit Urbex

Abandoned Detroit Street Corner

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Abandoned Detroit Town Theater

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Warehouse Floor

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Detroit Window Skyline

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Abandoned Detroit Armory

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Barbed Wire Building

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Detroit Church

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Detroit Club

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Abandoned Detroit Crumbling Houses

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Decaying Homes Detroit

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Decrepit Neighborhood Detroit

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Abandoned Detroit Gym

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Detroit Harbor

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Detroit Hole In Wall

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Detroit Home Next To Building

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Abandoned Detroit Hospital

Source: Detroit Urbex

Detroit Library

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Packard Plant In Detroit

Abandoned Detroit Roofless House

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School Hall

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Abandoned Detroit Slide

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Detroit Standing Water

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Stereotype Graffiti

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