Detroit is Disappearing

GooBing Detroit

#Photography

Tue, Feb 7th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Downright fascinating and overly disturbing, the GooBing Detroit website collects online images showing the rapid deterioration of Detroit's neighbourhoods: from pristine houses and manicured lawns all the way to nature taking over their burnt remains. Above, a screenshot from the site showing the gradual disintegration over time. And if you're wondering why so many boats litter the streets of Detroit, the video above may shed a clue.

An archaeology of Detroit through Google Street View. Everyone wants Detroit to be an illuminating detail for the rest of the country. The reality, as it seems to insist on being, is more complicated.

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