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1.03.2011

The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit

I have read many articles in the paper about the condition of detroit and I have seen many news reports. But today pictures spoke louder then words. The amazing photography of Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre truly tell of the tragidy of what has happened in Detroit Michagan. Take a minute and review these pictures, they really tell a story of how fabulous Detroit once was and what its current status is in these modern ruins.


Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church, built in the gothic revival style in 1911 Photograph: Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre


William Livingstone House, Brush Park, a French Renaissance-style house designed by Albert Kahn in 1893 and demolished since this photograph was taken. Photograph: Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre


Waiting hall, Michigan Central Station Photograph: Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre


Detroit’s Vanity Ballroom with its unsalvaged art deco chandeliers. Duke Ellington and Tommy Dorsey once played here. Photograph: Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre


The ruined Spanish-Gothic interior of the United Artists Theater in Detroit. The cinema was built in 1928 by C Howard Crane, and finally closed in 1974. Photograph: Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre



The ballroom of the 15-floor art-deco Lee Plaza Hotel, an apartment building with hotel services built in 1929 and derelict since the early 1990s. Photograph: Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre


Offices, Highland Park Police Station Photograph: Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre

Michigan Theatre Photograph: Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre


Michigan Central Station Photograph: Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre


Light Court, Farwell Building Photograph: Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre

East Methodist Church Photograph: Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre

Dentist Cabinet, Broderick Tower Photograph: Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre

2 comments:

sophson said...

how can our tricounty"detroit citizens"let these wonderful structures.go to ruin?does no one care?

sophson said...

how can our tricounty"detroit citizens"let these wonderful structures.go to ruin?does no one care?