Beijing City Walk 02Dienstag, 22. May 2012
Destroyed DetroitSamstag, 30. January 2010
In 1943 and 1967 there were heavy race riots in Detroit. Mainly they were caused by financial differences between black and white, missing apartments and the brutality of the police. About 77 people were killed and more than 2000 houses were burned down. In the end the fights became so hard that the army had to intervene.
When Detroit got it’s first black major in 1970 nearly all white citizens left the district and moved behind the 8th mile. They left a broken city which looks like a ghost town in many areas. The mostly black people who still stayed in the departments round the inner city had no jobs and no perspectives. The drug scene became one of the biggest in the USA and the criminality is extremely high.
1977 the Ford Motor Company built the Renaissance Center and tried to revitalise the city. But not at least because of the actual crisis spring in Detroit seems far away.
Pictures in cooperation with Christian von Manteuffel.
Free diephotodesigner.de app for iPad and iPhone
The app is filled with more than 6000 pictures of about 300 series. We take you on a journey to phantastic architecture, designprojects, documentations and landscapes allover the world.
Navigate through ten years of work, enjoy selected series or follow us on the map.
Free download for iPad:
dpd spectrum HD
Free download for iPhone:
dpd spectrum IP
diephotodesigner.de Facebook account
See more pictures and projects on our facebook site.
Log in http://www.facebook.com/diephotodesigner.de
(you have to be logged in at your facebook account)