Detroit is the “Motor City”! In the 50’s there was a boom of the auto industry. General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler are often referred to as the “Big Three”. Their headquarters were in Detroit and GM and Ford hav a huge manufacture! Henry Ford was from Detroit! The three were the largest automakers in the United States and Canada. Chrysler was sell to Fiat. The population of the city lower down from 1.8 million to barely 700,000 today.
The famous ruins are the Packard Plant, today been revitalize.
There are 78,000 city structures that have been abandoned. Some of them are being use as offices and reform from the inside, as they are cheap to buy, but outside looks abandone. Others are going to be destroy very soon and the city will don’t look as a ghost city. There are several things that together made the city of into bankruptcy:
– Detroit’s leaders engaged in a billion-dollar borrowing binge, created new taxes and failed to cut expenses when they needed to.
– They gifted workers and retirees with generous bonuses and they failed to cut health care benefits.
– The city notoriously bungled multiple federal aid programs and overpaid outrageously to incentivize projects such as the Chrysler Jefferson North plant.
The best market to go is the Eastern Market!
In Detroy they are known for the Coney Islands Hot Dogs! The Greek immigrants established the Coney Dogs chains and named each one Coney Island. The style originated in the early 20th century in Michigan between the hot dogs of Detroit and Jackson. The recipe is a beef sausage topped with an all-meat beanless chili, and diced or chopped white onions, with one or two stripes of yellow mustard.
The baseball team are The Tigers.
Fox theater! It was the first movie theater in the world to be constructed with built-in equipment for sound films. Also the Opera house is consider to have an espectacular acoustic.
Cadillac Place now belongs to the Government of Michigan. They had a lease for 20 years that ended in the purchase of the building for $1. Several agencies of the government have their offices there.
The Fisher building is a piece of Art Deco. The family financed the building with proceeds from the sale of Fisher Body to General Motors. Is a National Historic Landmark in 1989.
The Library and the Museum!
Motown is a convination of the words “Motor” and “Town”! As Detroit is the Motor Town! This Record Corporation began in 1959 and was a famous recording studio, where the Jackson 5 recorded among many others like the Supremes. Motown Records slogan: “The Sound of Young America”, meaning they didn’t discriminate the people by their color or music style. They relocated to Los Angeles, then to New York and finally back to Los Angeles to this time operate under the mantle of the Capitol Music Group.