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 Department Store. October 24, 1998.
FABULOUS RUINS OF DETROIT HOME PAGE
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. It is guided pictorial tour of the contemporary ruins of late 1990's Detroit. And it is a sympathetic telling of the story of the precipitous decline of the great city of Detroit in the second half of the 20th Century as forces of post-industrial change and globalization laid waste to a great city.
The tour was intended 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.