Two versions of Detroit. One where buildings stand tall and proud, and one where they wilt under the sun. It’s an amazing juxtaposition.
This was taken before the top of the docks really started to rot-out; now this stretch past the crane is distinctly unsafe to cross. Still, you can’t beat the view of Dock #2 winding into the distance, where the approach is chopped-off before the yard used to extend.
One of the old cooperage buildings is largely unchanged from when it was built. The raised section of the building houses a crane.
The complex was so big that trains could make deliveries through the middle of it, passing below this striped skyway.
Redlining is the practice of shutting certain races out of neighborhoods, and it is still a big problem today. Such behaviors were a big factor in creating the need for these projects.
Platforms and abandoned outbuildings, as seen in 2005.
The last of four radar domes on the base.
A truck loading dock for raw materials. Looking at the concrete, you can sort of tell where the rails used to run.
Knowing that a tornado just passed nearby is less distressing when you’re surrounded by nuclear-attack-hardened buildings.