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(The Weather Channel)   Modern ruins of abandoned Detroit. Or as everyone else calls it, Detroit   (weather.com) divider line 29
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2013-07-26 12:32:44 PM
9 votes:
Why the hell is this coming from The Weather Channel?

Their attempts to create non-weather content pisses me the hell off.
2013-07-26 01:06:44 PM
3 votes:

Enuratique: Why the hell is this coming from The Weather Channel?

Their attempts to create non-weather content pisses me the hell off.


They have their good points:

2.bp.blogspot.com
2013-07-26 12:43:11 PM
3 votes:
Why hasn't Hollywood bought the entire city to use for their apocalyptic sets?
2013-07-26 12:33:48 PM
3 votes:
Oh look. It's this thread. And photos.

Again.

And again.

 And again.
2013-07-26 05:16:38 PM
2 votes:

cgraves67: Enuratique: Why the hell is this coming from The Weather Channel?

Their attempts to create non-weather content pisses me the hell off.

The Weather Channel is losing ratings because people can get weather reports from their phones or the internet instead of watch a rotating regional report on tv. Only old people still watch it. So they are attempting to revitalize their market share with reality programming.

One of the many ways that the internet is killing tv.


But the main thing the owner of the Weather Channel is doing is lobbying and bribing republicans in congress to defund NOAA and other government weather tracking and warning systems so that people will be forced to depend on the Weather Channel for their own safety.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2011/02/18/207538/gop-cuts-noaa-sat el lite-weather-forecasting-and-hurricane-tracking/

This is similar to what they are attempting to do with the Postal Service. They want to privatize all government functions to make themselves and their donors/peers more money.
2013-07-26 12:48:31 PM
2 votes:

Revek: Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: Woo Hoo! Urban Farming Time!

Would you like lead or mercury with that?


It seems to me that environmental scientists and groups should be chomping at the bit here. Land is plentiful, dirt cheap, and heavily contaminated: what better testbed could you possibly have for experiments in heavy-duty land reclamation/rehabilitation? Land sales could probably give the city a much-needed infusion of cash, too.
2013-07-26 12:45:13 PM
2 votes:

Enuratique: Why the hell is this coming from The Weather Channel?

Their attempts to create non-weather content pisses me the hell off.


The Weather Channel is losing ratings because people can get weather reports from their phones or the internet instead of watch a rotating regional report on tv. Only old people still watch it. So they are attempting to revitalize their market share with reality programming.

One of the many ways that the internet is killing tv.
2013-07-26 12:42:21 PM
2 votes:
How many frickin' times are we going to greenlight this?  We get it:  Detroit's a shiathole.  It's always been a shiathole.  It always  will be a shiathole.  Right now, it just happens to be a shiathole with empty buildings and will be for some time.
2013-07-26 12:38:53 PM
2 votes:
Still, I find these photos fascinating and heart-breaking at the same time...
2013-07-26 12:36:06 PM
2 votes:
Hey I remember these photos from every ruin porn story about Detroit, ever.

/seriously, there is so much urban decay
//find some new pics
2013-07-26 12:33:13 PM
2 votes:
Someday it will be an archaeological treasure trove under a parking lot or a forest.
2013-07-26 07:51:08 PM
1 votes:

Slartibartfaster: Man On Pink Corner: They say Seattle's next

(asking out of genuine curiosity, and ignorance, in absolute humility) who is they and why ? I think Seattle is a particularly beautiful city and wonder why.


It is.  And so was Detroit.  That's what people keep missing: as a mid-twentieth century city, Detroit was one of America's crown jewels.  But all of their Faberge eggs were stacked up in one financial basket.  In the 1970s, Seattle was as dependent on Boeing as Detroit was on the auto industry.  Fortunately, Microsoft and Amazon came along to diversify the employment base and bring money to town.

Seattle's city government isn't much more competent than Detroit's, and if anything we have less infrastructure to work with.  I think what happened to Detroit would also have happened here if it weren't for the technology sector.  I think it still could, given the right (wrong) combination of events.  Boeing is more or less fed up with the entire state, and I imagine their customers feel the same way about them, at least in the commercial airplanes sector.  If they ever pull up stakes, this area will be far too tech-heavy for its own good.
2013-07-26 03:19:57 PM
1 votes:

mooseyfate: bangmaid: mooseyfate: Detroit. What a joke.

That's funny coming from someone who claims to work in "disaster restoration" in New Orleans. You obviously aren't very good at your job.

Yeah, I forgot, New Orleans is still completely underwater, we're bankrupt, and there's no hope in sight!!! Oh wait, the city is almost completely recovered and neighborhoods that were war-zones or worse before the storm are now pleasant communities. Oh, and small businesses are booming. Oh, and all the projects the company I used to work for are still operational, which was a huge chunk of New Orleans including Tulane University, Loyola University, University of New Orleans, Delgado CC, Xavier University, all of the Wal-Marts on the Gulf Coast, Audobon Aquarium, Audobon Zoo, nearly all of the major condo and luxury apartment buildings, every single hotel/motel our employees stayed in from top-to-bottom, all of the casinos, and really I could go on all day, but I think you get the point. Which is that you have no clue what you're talking about, not even in the slightest. But, hey, atleast you got someone to pay attention to you today!


We'll you obviously don't understand my point, so I guess I'll explain it to you.

If you were good at your job, you obviously wouldn't feel the need to go online and rip other cities that need disaster relief. Anyone in management knows that when someone points out others' shortcomings, it is because they are self conscious, have low self esteem, and suck at their job.

But hey, at least you got to rip on Detroit today. Good job.
2013-07-26 01:22:11 PM
1 votes:

mooseyfate: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Pontious Pilates: You know what'll fix all that right up? A billion dollar hockey arena, that's what!

Haha, someone doesn't understand how the Downtown Development Authority works.

I do not envy you, sir.


Why? I moved out of Detroit years ago. That area is a shiathole. I'm posting this from the pool in Vegas while on vacation.

The view from the pool is millions of times better than the view in Detroit.

/hard rock is a little jersey shore-ish tho
2013-07-26 01:20:12 PM
1 votes:
Some of those places, particularly the theatre, could be beautiful. So sad. :(
2013-07-26 01:19:24 PM
1 votes:
One of the more disgusting parts of this, is the building pictured in slide 22 (Michigan Central Station) is owned by a billionaire. He's been order to clean it up, but uses his money and influence to let it rot as an eyesore. He also owns the 2 international crossings in Detroit too. He owns a lot of decrepit properties within the city.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Moroun
2013-07-26 01:03:53 PM
1 votes:
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
2013-07-26 01:00:33 PM
1 votes:
If this place isn't haunted, I'll eat my hat.

s24.postimg.org


P.S.  Under the circumstances, is it really necessary to end the title of every image with "in Detroit"?
2013-07-26 01:00:32 PM
1 votes:
Looks like things have gone downhill for Slide 17 since the photos were taken:

farm6.staticflickr.com

www.detroitfunk.com

si.wsj.net
2013-07-26 12:54:41 PM
1 votes:

cgraves67: Enuratique: Why the hell is this coming from The Weather Channel?

Their attempts to create non-weather content pisses me the hell off.

The Weather Channel is losing ratings because people can get weather reports from their phones or the internet instead of watch a rotating regional report on tv. Only old people still watch it. So they are attempting to revitalize their market share with reality programming.

One of the many ways that the internet is killing tv.


You best not be bad-mouthing my beloved internet!
2013-07-26 12:52:42 PM
1 votes:

arashinogarou: The very first place I dropped the Street View marker, completely at random:

[dl.dropboxusercontent.com image 800x487]

Sad, so sad.


Here is a not so random picture that I remember from when I was there.  On the left is an abandoned factory, on the right is a new casino.

dl.dropboxusercontent.com
2013-07-26 12:48:51 PM
1 votes:
blogs.computerworld.com
2013-07-26 12:48:45 PM
1 votes:

Roller Bob: Why hasn't Hollywood bought the entire city to use for their apocalyptic sets?


They basically did about 4 years ago because the state was giving tax incentives. Then those incentives expired... So the filming pretty much left.
2013-07-26 12:46:46 PM
1 votes:

TheMaskedArmadillo: Still, I find these photos fascinating and heart-breaking at the same time...


While is heartbreaking, no one ever talks about the good things going on there. A lot of the empty buildings downtown are being converted into office and residential space, including the David Whitney Building, which was pictured.
2013-07-26 12:43:35 PM
1 votes:
You know what'll fix all that right up? A billion dollar hockey arena, that's what!
2013-07-26 12:42:54 PM
1 votes:
Fallout 4 should be set in Detroit, clearly.  They'd not even need to do a conversion, they could just take the existing pics and model the levels off of reality.
2013-07-26 12:35:56 PM
1 votes:
Don't we get a photos-of-abandoned-Detroit thread every couple of months?
2013-07-26 12:34:19 PM
1 votes:

Enuratique: Why the hell is this coming from The Weather Channel?

Their attempts to create non-weather content pisses me the hell off.


I gave up on them a few years ago.  They've gone full retard just like MTV and the History channel have.
2013-07-26 12:32:58 PM
1 votes:
Again?
 
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