Between then and now the city has been transmuted into a twisted tartan of heinous housing and an uninhabitable infrastructure chiefly the result of a string of stinging blunders leading to bankruptcy.
So how bad has Motor City declined?
Witness a Detroit real estate listing: Homeowner will swap a two-story brick colonial on Detroit’s east side for a new iPhone 6 or a 32gb iPad.
True, there was a Chinese guy offering to swap a kidney for an iPhone. But, hey, that would still leave him with one!
Detroit's Sequence Of Destruction
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