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You Can See the Rapid Decline of Detroit with Google and Bing Street View

Take a look at this shocking collection of photos from goobingdetroit’s tumblr. By comparing street view images taken between 2008 and 2013, you can witness the sad and immediate decline of Detroit, a city that has seen its population shrink, and now has over 70,000 abandoned buildings.

By comparing street view images from Google and Bing, you can see Detroit’s rapid decline. This is Bryden Street in 2009, 2011, and 2013.

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This is Boulder Street in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2013…

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This is Arndt Street in 2009, 2011, and 2013…

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This is Pfent Street in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2013…

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This is Hazelridge Street in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2013…

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This is Thaddeus and Leigh in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013…

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This is Eastwood in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013…

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This is Hickory in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013…

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Also Hickory in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013…

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And this is Hoyt in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2013.

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Detroit went from being a booming metropolis of 1.8 million people to now only 700,000 residents. It’s one of the most shocking cases of urban decay in the USA, with some of the highest crime rates, the largest municipal bankruptcy case, and 36% of it’s citizens living below the poverty line. These photos are shocking not only because they show extreme decay - but also because of how rapidly it all happened. It’s a sad story, but definitely a story worth sharing.

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