Photo Gallery: Derelict Detroit
Yves Marchand, Romain Meffre / Steidl Verlag

Photo Gallery: Derelict Detroit

American Gothic Albert Kahn and the Decline of Detroit

Until the mid-20th century, Detroit was the most significant industrial town in the world, and Albert Kahn was its architect. The son of German immigrants built factories and sky scrapers like they were coming off a conveyor belt. And then, just as quickly as his city grew, its downtown began to decay. SPIEGEL ONLINE presents photos of the ruins.
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