Abandoned Detroit

Abandoned Detroit: The City of Neglect (Documentary) The name itself may sound familiar to many people when they think of Detroit, Michigan. Detroit has always been heavily scrutinized and criticized in the media for all the problems the city has gone through over the years; from a booming 1920’s industrial icon, to a city that lost over one million people by the 1970’s, to when the city was financially bankrupt in the late 2000’s. When people think of urban decay and abandoned buildings, Detroit is usually right at the top of that list. Abandoned Detroit: The City of Neglect is a documentary that is rare, unique, and never been done before. Sure, there have been many documentaries and movies about the City of Detroit, but none are more comprehensive and extensive as this project. This documentary follows the life of an urban explorer, named Detroit Unseen, who travels the country to explore, photograph, and document abandoned buildings. Detroit Unseen was the perfect candidate for this documentary because he has been urban exploring for 13 years and although he has travelled all over the country, he has been documenting the City of Detroit over that same time period. Many of the once iconic structures and buildings that he was able to photograph, have since been demolished, ruined, renovated, or restored. After watching this documentary, one thing becomes clear. Detroit was a city that was on the verge of extinction and is now making its way into the history books as a city that made a miraculous comeback.

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