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Posted: 1/26/2011 7:52:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2011 8:13:40 PM EDT by S_A_C]
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 7:55:46 PM EDT
Now I know where they got the idea for Half-Life 2.

Link Posted: 1/26/2011 7:57:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By the_naked_prophet:
Now I know where they got the idea for Half-Life 2.


No kidding. What a toilet.


Link Posted: 1/26/2011 8:07:54 PM EDT
Lots of boats there must be some good fishing near by.
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 8:09:41 PM EDT
Damn that place is freeky. Wouldn't want to be caught out there at night. Reminds me of that game Silent Hill...
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 8:14:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By realwar:
Damn that place is freeky. Wouldn't want to be caught out there at night. Reminds me of that game Silent Hill...


Your not kidding.
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 8:19:49 PM EDT
Looks like a nice community.
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 8:23:29 PM EDT
The next location for a Fallout game.
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 8:23:50 PM EDT
that video is from 2006

imagine it now...

Link Posted: 1/26/2011 8:31:31 PM EDT
Socialist utopia
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 10:26:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By oldschool63:
Lots of boats there must be some good fishing near by.


Those belonged to middle class families in the 1960's and 70's. The boats stayed when they fled, it's like that all over Detroit.

Every boat in that video was someone guy's baby and a weekend escape on the rare weekend he could get away from his job at the auto plant.

Detroit was never the same after the riots in the 60's.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 7:39:19 AM EDT
Who here can write? Let's make a post-apocalyptic screenplay, and film it in Detroit. Don't bother writing in any action scenes, we'll be the actors, and we'll come armed, the action scenes will write themselves!

Link Posted: 1/27/2011 5:42:20 PM EDT
Bump.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 5:47:40 PM EDT
I didn't even watch it. I work there, and I've seen a few things I wish I could unsee. The eye bleach didn't even work. There are places I will not go to after dark. During the day you just have to keep your guard up. Never been shot at but have had shots go off within 2 blocks.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 5:49:57 PM EDT
My wifes family is from detroit. My MIL still lives there. You can buy a brick 3 bedroom home with a full basement and detached garage for $20K
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 5:55:32 PM EDT
Goddamn, I am so fucking tired of the constant ruin porn. We've got half the population that our infrastructure is built for. Of course we have some areas that have gone to seed. Why aren't there videos like this of North St. Louis? It's just as bad, if not worse. How about East St. Louis, for that matter? Why does everyone have to keep showing *only* the bad parts of this city? Why not a tour of Midtown or Corktown? How about the total regeneration of Eastern Market? All the good work that has gone into Downtown and Michigan Avenue from Corktown west?

Oh right. It doesn't fit the narrative. My mistake.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 6:04:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Beretta92F:
Goddamn, I am so fucking tired of the constant ruin porn. We've got half the population that our infrastructure is built for. Of course we have some areas that have gone to seed. Why aren't there videos like this of North St. Louis? It's just as bad, if not worse. How about East St. Louis, for that matter? Why does everyone have to keep showing *only* the bad parts of this city? Why not a tour of Midtown or Corktown? How about the total regeneration of Eastern Market? All the good work that has gone into Downtown and Michigan Avenue from Corktown west?

Oh right. It doesn't fit the narrative. My mistake.


Well said. Detroit is a very, very large metro. You can fit NYC, Chicago, and Philadelphia in it's metro (I think those are the cities, I'm going off memory). Anyhow, it's huge and relatively speaking, it isn't any worse than other large cities.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 6:09:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By S_A_C:
Welcome to Detroit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6WKMNmFsxM

For comparison here's Pripyat (Chernobyl):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpoVzAArUN0&feature=related

weaksauce and old news, its way worse then that now. Drive through it twice a day on my commute.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 6:17:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Beretta92F:
Goddamn, I am so fucking tired of the constant ruin porn. We've got half the population that our infrastructure is built for. Of course we have some areas that have gone to seed. Why aren't there videos like this of North St. Louis? It's just as bad, if not worse. How about East St. Louis, for that matter? Why does everyone have to keep showing *only* the bad parts of this city? Why not a tour of Midtown or Corktown? How about the total regeneration of Eastern Market? All the good work that has gone into Downtown and Michigan Avenue from Corktown west?

Oh right. It doesn't fit the narrative. My mistake.


I agree. I'm getting a little tired of these videos and not to mention that is an old one.

I have a friend that is an exec at Dodge. She is young and upwardly mobile and making a good living. She isn't rich but lives in a nice community in Detroit metro. On my last visit we had a good time and I didn't see much of the blight. In fact I kind of liked some of the progression I saw there. That video could have been shot in Cleveland just as easily, or any number of other blighted metros around the country. They all have them. For some reason everyone wants to make Detroit the poster child.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 6:19:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By postban:

Originally Posted By S_A_C:
Welcome to Detroit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6WKMNmFsxM

For comparison here's Pripyat (Chernobyl):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpoVzAArUN0&feature=related

weaksauce and old news, its way worse then that now. Drive through it twice a day on my commute.

Lemme guess: I-94? So, you've never been down Woodward from about New Center south? You've never seen Michigan Avenue in Corktown? Cass Avenue hasn't improved an iota in your eyes since the 80's? Campus Martius is way worse now than when Hudson's sat abandoned?
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 6:24:14 PM EDT
I'm not watching that.

Last time I watched some Detroit shit I ended up getting stuck watching hours of documentary's.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 6:29:07 PM EDT
How many crack houses can I buy up for $10,000 grand? I'm looking to start a small business, maybe sublet them to the goon squads around there.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 6:32:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bale2011:
How many crack houses can I buy up for $10,000 grand? I'm looking to start a small business, maybe sublet them to the goon squads around there.



For ten million dollars? Probably quite a few.

Link Posted: 1/27/2011 6:39:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Beretta92F:

Originally Posted By postban:

Originally Posted By S_A_C:
Welcome to Detroit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6WKMNmFsxM

For comparison here's Pripyat (Chernobyl):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpoVzAArUN0&feature=related

weaksauce and old news, its way worse then that now. Drive through it twice a day on my commute.

Lemme guess: I-94? So, you've never been down Woodward from about New Center south? You've never seen Michigan Avenue in Corktown? Cass Avenue hasn't improved an iota in your eyes since the 80's? Campus Martius is way worse now than when Hudson's sat abandoned?

You would be wrong. I-75. And frequent off-freeway detours thanks to car rollovers, and other causes like the almost two years they closed it for the stupid ass mexican town walking bridge. Seen it all and recently. You defending Detoilet?
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 6:49:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By postban:

Originally Posted By Beretta92F:

Originally Posted By postban:

Originally Posted By S_A_C:
Welcome to Detroit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6WKMNmFsxM

For comparison here's Pripyat (Chernobyl):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpoVzAArUN0&feature=related

weaksauce and old news, its way worse then that now. Drive through it twice a day on my commute.

Lemme guess: I-94? So, you've never been down Woodward from about New Center south? You've never seen Michigan Avenue in Corktown? Cass Avenue hasn't improved an iota in your eyes since the 80's? Campus Martius is way worse now than when Hudson's sat abandoned?

You would be wrong. I-75. And frequent off-freeway detours thanks to car rollovers, and other causes like the almost two years they closed it for the stupid ass mexican town walking bridge. Seen it all and recently. You defending Detoilet?
I obviously am, considering I've been a resident of the city proper since 1994. I've seen many, many improvements since the mid 90's, and I have to believe that anyone who has been here and still thinks that the city is overall in worse shape now than it was 20 years ago clearly has an axe to grind.

Link Posted: 1/27/2011 6:54:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Beretta92F:

Originally Posted By postban:

Originally Posted By Beretta92F:

Originally Posted By postban:

Originally Posted By S_A_C:
Welcome to Detroit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6WKMNmFsxM

For comparison here's Pripyat (Chernobyl):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpoVzAArUN0&feature=related

weaksauce and old news, its way worse then that now. Drive through it twice a day on my commute.

Lemme guess: I-94? So, you've never been down Woodward from about New Center south? You've never seen Michigan Avenue in Corktown? Cass Avenue hasn't improved an iota in your eyes since the 80's? Campus Martius is way worse now than when Hudson's sat abandoned?

You would be wrong. I-75. And frequent off-freeway detours thanks to car rollovers, and other causes like the almost two years they closed it for the stupid ass mexican town walking bridge. Seen it all and recently. You defending Detoilet?
I obviously am, considering I've been a resident of the city proper since 1994. I've seen many, many improvements since the mid 90's, and I have to believe that anyone who has been here and still thinks that the city is overall in worse shape now than it was 20 years ago clearly has an axe to grind.

I worked downtown, 150 michigan ave and east side city airport area when I was younger. No ax, just experience.

Link Posted: 1/27/2011 6:56:10 PM EDT
Amazing! Thanks for posting it. Some parts of it appear to have been quite attractive at one time. My grandfather visited during the early 50's or late 40's; I wonder what he would make of it.

Originally Posted By Mattl:
The next location for a Fallout game.


My first thought was it actually looks in a worse state than some of featured location in previous games!

Link Posted: 1/27/2011 7:01:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By oldschool63:
Lots of boats there must be some good fishing near by.


No,No No, it's how all the gangsta's lost their boom sticks in a boating accident.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 7:03:18 PM EDT
Didn't I see that as the back drop for Robo Cop?
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 7:25:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By forrest0872:
Socialist utopia

...this



Link Posted: 1/27/2011 7:27:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Qweevox:

Originally Posted By forrest0872:
Socialist utopia

...this





Obama gonna give us, gonna give us this, uhhu uhhu.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 7:31:30 PM EDT
Those desolate "post apocalyptic video game looking areas" are the ones I often work in.

Basically just a tag.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 7:40:30 PM EDT
I think I see a business opportunity. Buy up several blocks, put up a big fence & open the worlds biggest, most dangerous paint ball field.
The land is cheap, the hiding places & ambush points are already in place & the dead hookers & junkies would give it a realism the other sites lack.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 7:42:22 PM EDT
Your life expectancy would probably higher living in Pripyat.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 7:47:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By P35FAN:
I think I see a business opportunity. Buy up several blocks, put up a big fence & open the worlds biggest, most dangerous paint ball field.
The land is cheap, the hiding places & ambush points are already in place & the dead hookers & junkies would give it a realism the other sites lack.


I'll go one better, open up a multistate police academy, think of it, the live fire shoot house could be several square blocks large.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 7:47:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By P35FAN:
I think I see a business opportunity. Buy up several blocks, put up a big fence & open the worlds biggest, most dangerous paint ball field.
The land is cheap, the hiding places & ambush points are already in place & the dead hookers & junkies would give it a realism the other sites lack.



Splatball City. Already exists.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 7:48:51 PM EDT
What you all doin dissin my home town? My homies gonna pop a cap in your ass. Yo!
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 7:49:05 PM EDT
I won't be vacationing there anytime soon ever!

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 7:51:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BigDozer66:
I won't be vacationing there anytime soon ever!

BigDozer66


Problem is, that the Henry Ford Museum and Greefield Village are in Dearborn. Not a nice area to visit but well worth the visit.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 9:53:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Beretta92F:

Originally Posted By postban:

Originally Posted By Beretta92F:

Originally Posted By postban:

Originally Posted By S_A_C:
Welcome to Detroit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6WKMNmFsxM

For comparison here's Pripyat (Chernobyl):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpoVzAArUN0&feature=related

weaksauce and old news, its way worse then that now. Drive through it twice a day on my commute.

Lemme guess: I-94? So, you've never been down Woodward from about New Center south? You've never seen Michigan Avenue in Corktown? Cass Avenue hasn't improved an iota in your eyes since the 80's? Campus Martius is way worse now than when Hudson's sat abandoned?

You would be wrong. I-75. And frequent off-freeway detours thanks to car rollovers, and other causes like the almost two years they closed it for the stupid ass mexican town walking bridge. Seen it all and recently. You defending Detoilet?
I obviously am, considering I've been a resident of the city proper since 1994. I've seen many, many improvements since the mid 90's, and I have to believe that anyone who has been here and still thinks that the city is overall in worse shape now than it was 20 years ago clearly has an axe to grind.



Something I have tended to notice with coworkers over the years is that the ones who choose to stay in Detroit after everyone left in the neighborhood they grew up in tend to be defensive and vigorously prone to challenge anyone else's view of Detroit when it conflicts with what happens in THEIR neighborhood.

I've got a guy at work who thinks Detroit's fine and the people in his 'hood leave him alone because they all know him but the god's truth is that if he lived in a really bad neighborhood he would be getting robbed every week because he would be the only one in a 5 block radius that comes home with a paycheck every week in a running car. They flat assed don't give a fuck who you are or how long you have been there.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 9:58:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TheOtherDave:
I've got a guy at work who thinks Detroit's fine and the people in his 'hood leave him alone because they all know him but the god's truth is that if he lived in a really bad neighborhood he would be getting robbed every week because he would be the only one in a 5 block radius that comes home with a paycheck every week in a running car. They flat assed don't give a fuck who you are or how long you have been there.


Right. This is how things are over at the Detroit Yes! Forum board.

In Indian Village the crooks were ramming vehicles into people's garages. When things like that go down it's time to leave.

Link Posted: 1/27/2011 10:00:47 PM EDT
What part of Detroit is this? Looking at google street view now, and all i can see is nice neighborhoods. I must be looking at the wrong bits.
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 7:39:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2011 8:01:55 PM EDT by hanibal]
Ok, just watched it again. 10 minutes of edited video and no shot of the Obama gas station at Wyoming & Plymouth?

ETA crappy cell phone pic:

Link Posted: 1/29/2011 1:57:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Beretta92F:

Originally Posted By postban:

Originally Posted By S_A_C:
Welcome to Detroit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6WKMNmFsxM

For comparison here's Pripyat (Chernobyl):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpoVzAArUN0&feature=related

weaksauce and old news, its way worse then that now. Drive through it twice a day on my commute.

Lemme guess: I-94? So, you've never been down Woodward from about New Center south? You've never seen Michigan Avenue in Corktown? Cass Avenue hasn't improved an iota in your eyes since the 80's? Campus Martius is way worse now than when Hudson's sat abandoned?


Cass Avenue Seriously? It would be safer in an IED factory in Baghdad with an osama fucks camels sign around your neck, that place is mad max bad. Next your going to say that you built a luxury condo in the Dequindre Cut.

For reference this is the Dequindre Cut:

Link Posted: 1/29/2011 1:59:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hanibal:
Ok, just watched it again. 10 minutes of edited video and no shot of the Obama gas station at Wyoming & Plymouth?

ETA crappy cell phone pic:

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c379/ozzy033/phonepics030.jpg


Obama will be working there after 2012.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:05:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Anaxes:
Amazing! Thanks for posting it. Some parts of it appear to have been quite attractive at one time. My grandfather visited during the early 50's or late 40's; I wonder what he would make of it.

Originally Posted By Mattl:
The next location for a Fallout game.


My first thought was it actually looks in a worse state than some of featured location in previous games!



Try this:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=1133629
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:14:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tomislav:
Originally Posted By P35FAN:
I think I see a business opportunity. Buy up several blocks, put up a big fence & open the worlds biggest, most dangerous paint ball field.
The land is cheap, the hiding places & ambush points are already in place & the dead hookers & junkies would give it a realism the other sites lack.



Splatball City. Already exists.


I haven't been there in years!
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:16:55 PM EDT
what I dont get is where are the scrappers? metal everywhere..
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:19:12 PM EDT
I spent my first 21 years in detroit. I moved out three years ago. The guy defending the city is a little optimistic. Some small areas of the city have gotten better, but many more have gotten worse.

I used to live in a corner of the city boxed in by harper woods and grosse point. The area was alright when I was young, but got worse year after year. We had are cars stolen at least five times in the last five years we lived there. My uncle lives near the river and his neighbor hood is getting even more dicey than it used to be.

The vast bulk of the city is still getting worse, but the danger that many people attribute to the city is over stated. If you don't do drugs or hang with the wrong crowed odds are you will be left alone. The last thing the locals want to do is attack an innocent suburbanite. The cops come down on them like the fist of an angry god if they do.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:48:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2011 2:53:30 PM EDT by S_A_C]
Originally Posted By Orion_Shall_Rise:
what I dont get is where are the scrappers? metal everywhere..


They already scrapped their ESAPI's?

All abandoned buildings, and houses have already been stripped though, their is not an empty building down their that still has any pipes, wiring, heating ducts, furnaces, water heaters, boilers, air conditioners, stoves, refridgerators, dishwashers, radiators, or anything else metal, they even steal the doorknobs.

I remember when I was house hunting a couple years ago even though I was looking at least a mile, or two outside the city most of the listings had no pipes, or electrical.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 8:23:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Orion_Shall_Rise:
what I dont get is where are the scrappers? metal everywhere..


Those places aren't walking distance from their HUD crib. Much easier to rob the school down the street of it's pipe than drive 5 miles thru 'hoods you don't know. Black on black crime is a lot more common than black on white.
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