Burst water mains have flooded the magnificent but negelected David Stott Building in Downtown Detroit. The basement and ground floor are inundated and have poured out on to frozen streets. Read More »
The sun sets for the last time on Hudson's
October 24, 1998.
Welcome to the
The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit Tour
presented by the DetroitYES Project
The DetroitYES project began with the 1997 online publication of this "Fabulous Ruins of Detroit" tour. This guided pictorial tour of the contemporary ruins of Detroit is a sympathetic telling of the story of the precipitous decline of the great city of Detroit in the late 20th Century.
Along away the visitor will discover a snapshot of the ruins of Detroit in the mid-1990's meant to stimulate and energize discussion of these questions.
"Detroit -- What went wrong?"
"How can we heal it?"
"Where to do we go from here?"
The "Classic Tour" of the Fabulous Ruins of Detroit forms the core of the DetroitYES project, an endeavor that has grown to over several thousand images and pages and has become home the most active forum for the discussion of Detroit, its problems and its promise - The Discuss Detroit Forum where nearly two million posts have been written since 1999
You are invited and encouraged to share your memories, questions and observations with the millions who now visit this site and participate its discussion forums.