DETROIT: A Tale Of Four Corners
I was born in Detroit, a 1957 model. For much of my now 63-years I watched a once great city fall into decay and become synonymous with urban ruin. Entire neighborhoods were obliterated and numerous skyscrapers in the downtown core were empty.
About a decade ago though something inexplicable happened.
Detroit started, at long last, to rebound. I never thought this possible.
I have done a number of Detroit posts and today I would like to show you the corner of Alexandrine and 2nd Avenue, a bit north of the downtown core.
In a world which seems increasingly crazy, this kind of urban rejuvenation deeply inspires me. Such work was the result of incremental improvements by locals residents. We are so used to seeing huge top-down government “renewal” efforts which tear down block after block to build a baseball stadium, for example, the the small-scale efforts shown here are truly what will bring a city back from the brink.
I tip my hat to all those who brought back to life the corner of Alexandrine and 2nd Avenue.
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