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Sue V.
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London, GB
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Spent my childhood in Belleville and Ann Arbor but a regular trip to Detroit at the start of every school year to buy clothes from Hudsons I remember well. Also saw the Beatles at 1964 and 1966 in Detroit, along with the Stones at Cobo Hall, also remember eating at a restaurant called The Top of the Flame? I'm dating myself but these are what I remember about Detroit. Oh....also going from there over to Windsor to see the Windsor Ballet:o) and of course through Detroit and Windsor on my way up to Woodstock!
Wilber W.
WilberWebb
Group Organizer
London, GB
Post #: 2,087
Detroit people! Documentaries on the motor city!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/...­

Motor City's Burning: Detroit Music from Motown to the Stooges
VIDEO http://www.bbc.co.uk/...­
http://www.radiotimes...­

Saturday 13 March
11:00pm - 12:00am
BBC2

"Documentary looking at how Detroit became home to a musical revolution that captured the sound of a nation in upheaval. In the early 60s, Motown transcended Detroit's inner city to take black music to a white audience, whilst in the late 60s suburban kids like the MC5 and the Stooges descended into the black inner city to create revolutionary rock expressing the rage of young white America. With contributions from Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, George Clinton, Martha Reeves, John Sinclair and the MC5."

Requiem for Detroit
VIDEO http://www.bbc.co.uk/...­
http://www.radiotimes...­
Saturday 13 March
9:00pm - 10:15pm
BBC2

"Rome's got ruins. Athens got ruins. Ours are bigger," says a Detroit artist near the start of this superb film: a long, deep sigh for a ruined American city. The spoken words here are striking, but it's the images that haunt you: street after street of once magnificent buildings, now derelict and gutted. One beautiful old theatre has become, fittingly, a hollowed-out parking lot. Detroit's wealth was built by its car makers, from Henry Ford onwards. Their 1950s dream machines helped shape consumerist America - a land of chrome-decked cars and picket-fenced suburbs. But in Detroit itself the suburbs sucked the life from the city centre just as the auto industry went into decline: some areas are now so abandoned that the prairie is re-establishing itself. Director Julien Temple films the bleak streetscapes cleverly, projecting archive footage of the city's heyday onto modern ruins. Nor does he ignore the political edge of the story: the sequence of the 1967 riots, set to Dancing in the Street by Martha and the Vandellas, may send a shiver down your spine."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/...­

Detroit family homes sell for just $10
Family homes in Detroit are selling for as little as $10 (£6) in the wake of America's financial meltdown.
http://www.telegraph....­

Real estate agent Tim Prophet outside of 14301 Maiden Avenue (2nd House from right), which can be purchased for $10 in Detroit, Michigan, United States.

The once thriving industrial city has suffered a dramatic decline following the global economic crisis.

According to Tim Prophit, a real estate agent, the crisis has led to a unprecedented portfolio of homes, but they are failing to sell.

He said there were homes on the market for $100 (£61), but an offer of just $10 (£6) would be likely to be accepted.

Speaking on a BBC 2 documentary, Requiem for Detroit, to be screened on Saturday, Mr Prophit said: "The property is listed by the city of Detroit as being worth $35,000 (£22,000), but the bank know that is impossible to ask.

"This part of town has got a lot of bad press in the media because it featured in Eminem's film 'Eight Mile', but that particular road is fifteen minutes up the road and that is a long way in Detroit."

Homes offered in viewing brochures as early 1920s example of colonial architecture would once have made handsome homes but are no longer sought after.

Mr Prophit, of The Bearing Group, said: "This house was foreclosed by the bank a couple of months ago and was offered to us to sell.

"But we can only put the boards up on the windows to protect the property, we can't be here 24 hrs a day to stop the squatters and the crack addicts from moving in.

"Detroit is a city in decline. We are known as the Murder Capital of America, because of the number of deaths each year."

Mr Prophit said: "Since the subprime mortgage crisis and the collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the banks have been foreclosing on properties at an increase of 15 per cent every nine months.

"Last year my firm the Bearing Group dealt with 394 foreclosed properties which all sold for under $1000.

Five years ago the average home price in Detroit was hovering around the $100,000 (£61,000) now that has fallen to $11,500 (£7,000).

Detroit, home to the three big US car makers, General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, Detroit has been hit by a perfect storm of unemployment, falling house prices and the near bankruptcy of the automotive industry.

Figures from the U S Bureau Of Labor Statistics show Detroit has the worst unemployment in the entire country at 17.7 per cent.

Requiem for Detroit is screened on Saturday, March 13, at 9pm.
Wilber W.
WilberWebb
Group Organizer
London, GB
Post #: 4,889
Meet Allan Hill, the man who lives In Detroit's abandoned Packard Auto Plant
This must Be the Place!


Wilber W.
WilberWebb
Group Organizer
London, GB
Post #: 4,894
$1 to buy a house in ruined Detroit, USA (on the CBC)
Green Economy now seriously discused Buy now; MLS















http://www.youtube.co...­
Wilber W.
WilberWebb
Group Organizer
London, GB
Post #: 6,481
How to Kill Detroit
http://www.theransome...­
youtube/watch

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