United States: Homes of Detroit 24 images Created 8 Nov 2012
Detroit was once known as the Paris of the midwest. Recognized for it's fine architecture and considered a promised land, in the era of the american automobile industry adventure. Due to the financial crisis and the partial collapse of the local industry, the middle class has moved out. Today what remains is the super rich that still holds key positions in the automobile industry, and the poor, that lack the means for actually moving out. The entire state of Michigan is now on the brink of economic and social colapse. Fifty years ago, the city of Detroit was home of two million residents. In 2012 only 700.000 residents remain, and the gap between rich and poor in Detroit are as great as in the Philipines.