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water tower - Detroit

The water tower on the roof of an abandoned auto factory, Detroit

Many of the Michigan city's buildings are now covered with graffiti and sit eerily empty - like part of a ghost town

Detroit’s 40,000 abandoned and empty buildings await demolition

40 sad portraits of closed record stores...reminds me of You've Got Mail

40 Sad Portraits Of Closed Record Stores

This conjoined image underscores the relatively short time necessary for an abandoned building to decay once it’s no longer maintained.  St Agnes’ Church in Detroit was in good order in July 2009.  But by May of 2011 water damage and mold had caused the elegant masonry to start crumbling. St. Agnes’ Church is well on its way to becoming yet another example of crumbling grandeur on the Detroit skyline. (Images by Detroiturbex.com)

Then & Now: St. Agnes' Church in Detroit

st agnes church detroit then and now Brush Park, Detroit: Historic Home of Decaying Mansions and Elite Abandonments

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Thomas Hawk, <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/15266868530/" target="_blank">Flickr CC</a>

Thomas Hawk, <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/12267275624/" target="_blank">Flickr CC</a>

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