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(Detroiturbex - Deslidified)   Depressing then-and-now photo overlays show the vibrant scenes that once took place in a dilapidated Detroit high school   (deslide.clusterfake.net ) divider line
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6062 clicks; posted to Geek » on 13 Dec 2012 at 5:12 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-12-13 04:56:14 PM  
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I like this one
 
2012-12-13 04:58:21 PM  
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Carlton?
 
2012-12-13 05:02:14 PM  
That's pretty friggin cool
 
2012-12-13 05:08:45 PM  
Not so depressing, other than the neglect of precious resources. They built a newer, more energy efficient one right next door. The depressing stuff is outside Cass Tech.
 
2012-12-13 10:47:07 PM  
Did... did subby link to a deslidified version?!

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2012-12-13 10:58:26 PM  
Who needs school and all that learning stuff when you can have welfare and foodstamps for just breathing.
 
2012-12-13 11:02:19 PM  
A lot of that is just the result of not having a soul in there for a long time. Some paint, wax the floors, and you'd be all good.

But what the hell happened in the gym? It looks like the floor is all wavy like after an earthquake.

//When I see something like this I think I would love to just buy a place like this. My house, the old high-school.
 
2012-12-13 11:07:34 PM  

sure haven't: Did... did subby link to a deslidified version?!

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THIS!!! BRAVO SUBBY
 
2012-12-14 12:00:07 AM  
I've always wished that some of the various abandoned building websites would do something like this
 
2012-12-14 12:04:26 AM  
Love thewe kind of things, good find subby.
BTW bet some third world countries would love to have the trash that's just laying there.
 
2012-12-14 12:47:43 AM  

mjbok: But what the hell happened in the gym? It looks like the floor is all wavy like after an earthquake.


Water damage. No saving the floor after that. Some modern engineered wood floors have a top layer of solid wood which sits on several layers of plywood that run in different directions so that if it gets wet it has to fight itself to bow up like that.
 
2012-12-14 01:32:11 AM  
Maybe the unions and the democrats will learn from this before they work their magic on other school districts.
 
2012-12-14 02:20:35 AM  
This is the (in)famous Cass Tech. Sure, they built a newer, "better" one next door, but it has none of the style, class, or character of the old building. In fact, the new building has had several problems from day one due to subpar construction.

What you see in the pictures is all of the supplies that were left when they moved to the new school. The staff was told that they could only take about half of what they had to the new building, and they would then hire movers to move everything. Surprise, surprise, DPS never followed up on that, and everything was left to rot or be plundered by scrappers. As was pointed out, the warping in the gym floors was caused by water, and it doesn't take much to do that.

The school was slated for demolition, which brought on a huge influx of historic and preservation supporters. There was even a legitimate offer to buy the building from DPS, but DPS wouldn't follow through on it. Sadly, it was demoed in the summer of 2011.

If you're interested in this kind of stuff, make sure to browse more of DetroitUrbex. They have excellent writeups on the history of the various buildings, then and now, as well as how they integrated into the history of Detroit. I also recommend that you check out Historic Detroit and Buildings Of Detroit. All three sites are NOT just "ruin porn", but delve deeply into the history.

I also recommend that you check out DetroitUrbEx's interactive Google Sketchup model of Cass Tech

As a bonus, I'll leave you with this gem from old Cass Tech, courtesy of DetroitUrbEx:
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Yeah, those are young kids working around hot metal in a foundry. 

/Kids back then did dangerous stuff and survived...
//Get off my lawn
 
2012-12-14 04:01:37 AM  
Black people problems
 
2012-12-14 06:49:14 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Maybe the unions and the democrats will learn from this before they work their magic on other school districts.


Learn that after you build a new school, the old school is no longer being used?

You win the prize today!!! YaaaY you!!
 
2012-12-14 07:05:40 AM  
Just bulldoze Detroit already.
 
2012-12-14 07:51:28 AM  

aiiee: Not so depressing, other than the neglect of precious resources. They built a newer, more energy efficient one right next door. The depressing stuff is outside Cass Tech.


What is a 'more efficient' version of an educational building? Less executive staff?
 
2012-12-14 08:18:29 AM  
The problem with a lot of these old buildings is the amount of asbestos they contain. When the time comes that the building needs some heavy duty maintenance, remodeling, etc., it is usually cheaper and safer just to say the hell with it and build new. The money it would take to get an abatement contractor in there to remove the asbestos is just prohibitive. 

And when you build new, long-term it is always cheaper to operate since they incorporate all the latest energy efficient technologies into it.

Plus it gets one of the mayors crooked contractor cronies a nice new project to work on, along with plenty of kickbacks.

What's not to love?
 
2012-12-14 10:44:59 AM  

DundieAwardWinner: If you're interested in this kind of stuff, make sure to browse more of DetroitUrbex. They have excellent writeups on the history of the various buildings, then and now, as well as how they integrated into the history of Detroit. I also recommend that you check out Historic Detroit and Buildings Of Detroit. All three sites are NOT just "ruin porn", but delve deeply into the history.


Cool, thank you. Even living a couple hours from Detroit, I don't see these sites (because I'm generally in the "nice" section of Detroit when I go). I appreciate the non-ruin-porn links. :)
 
2012-12-14 12:38:49 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=932vpuCmfJM
 
2012-12-14 12:50:19 PM  
Whoops

Oblig.
 
2012-12-16 03:43:54 PM  
tenpoundsofcheese (farkied: It ain't cheese): Maybe the unions and the democrats will learn from this before they work their magic on other school districts.

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Yeah, damn those Demonrats and Union Thugs, tearing down an old school after a new one has been built.

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