The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit - Hudson's Department Store.
The sun sets for the last time on Hudson's Department Store.
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.

Welcome and enjoy,
Lowell Boileau
Project Creator

Go to the Fabulous Ruins of Detroit home page


     Now, as for centuries, tourists behold those ruins with awe and wonder. Yet today, a vast and history laden ruin site passes unnoticed,  even despised, into oblivion.

     Come, travel with me, as I guide you on a tour through the fabulous and vanishing ruins of my beloved Detroit.

TOUR The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit
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The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit PROLOGUE
PROLOGUE
The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit TABLE OF CONTENTS
CONTENTS

DISCUSS DETROIT

FABULOUS RUINS OF DETROIT
ACCOLADES


BEST OF DETROIT
HOUR MAGAZINE

FAVORITE DETROIT WEBSITE
DETROIT FREE PRESS\

BEST DETROIT WEBSITE
METRO TIMES

4 STARS
ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA

YAHOO PICK OF THE YEAR

WIRED MAGAZINE
DECEMBER 1998

NY TIMES
MAR 1, 1998

 

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