I'd be curious to see how Detroit has changed since my last (and first) visit in '09.
It depends on where you look. If you look at the development of the downtown riverfront and shopping and restaurants, things are looking up. If you look in the heart of the city, places like where my brother lives, it's scary. I might have mentioned earlier that he used to carry a gun when he mowed his lawn. And somebody shot through his window.
One can buy such a house for $5,000.
Quote from: Jimbro3738 on 2016-03-19, 09:09:59One can buy such a house for $5,000.I think those are the kind of American houses that flyes with the winds...
There are slums in many places in the world. The US isn't all that different. Perhaps you'll recognize the area where this video was taken.
Anyway my point with your houses wasn't the poverty aspects but your building techniques that can't stand against strong winds.
I looked for a favela in Portugal and was given that one. ¡Damned internet!
I'd like a specific case for analysis. General building codes for this State require bracing to withstand shearing winds of up to 135mph. Or in other words an F2 pushing F3 tornado passing directly over your house without losing any structural integrity.
maybe the building codes are not respected, I don't know.
internal walls made of construction bricks put together with a strong mix of cement and sand.
An American artist living in Europe made international headlines last month for moving an abandoned Detroit home to Europe and putting it on display at a major art fair. The project ignited a heated debate about whether it was a meaningful artistic statement that would draw attention to the city's struggles or just another example of so-called ruin porn -- the exploitation and glamorization of the city's decay. But critical arguments and polemics at 10,000 feet are one thing. The reality on the ground is something else entirely.[...]Known as "The White House," Mendoza's project was one of the most-talked-about works on display in February at Art Rotterdam, before the house was shipped to its permanent home at the Verbeke Foundation, a privately owned but public exhibition site in Antwerp, Belgium. Mendoza -- who was born in Pennsylvania but has lived in Europe for more than two decades -- began looking for a house in America as a way of exploring his personal history. But once his friend Johnson suggested he expand his search to Detroit, the project became a parable about the decline of a once-thriving American city.
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