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Detroit, Then and Now or How Kwame Kilpatrick saved Detroit

Postby Andy » Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:18 pm

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Postby Matt Allen » Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:45 pm

I'll admit it, I cried when I read this.

God Bless Kwame Kilpatrick.

Or maybe we should start asking the Honorable Kwame Kilpatrick to start blessing God!
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Postby Assalamu Alekum » Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:13 pm

I see a lot of good things here.
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Postby The Suburban Avenger » Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:28 pm

Andy, do I have your permission to use some of the photos you've taken? One of our designers has a few ideas for his own creation: "Detroit, worse than you think"
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Postby Mulligan » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:21 pm

Is that the current and future mayor side by side?



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Postby Andy » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:04 am

"Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick knew Detroiters would rightfully expect more in the way of security"

Funny how protecting us against terrorists that would never attack Detroit is so important to us. How about security from ourselves?

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Re: Detroit, Then and Now or How Kwame Kilpatrick saved Detr

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:35 am

Andy wrote:
Two not-obvious bits of irony in this shot: the crane in the center is from the demolition of the derelict (People's Outfitter?) across the street from Lafayette Coney, and the more empty-than-full Buhl and Gas Buildings are almost blotted out, thereby hiding the fact that they're mostly dark once the sun goes down. Goddman: how far this town has fallen...

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Postby MICHIGAN » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:55 am

They were smart enough to use a shot towards Windsor, thus insuring some lights on in the distance.
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Re: Detroit, Then and Now or How Kwame Kilpatrick saved Detr

Postby Andy » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:58 am

frank - up in grand blanc wrote:
Andy wrote:
Two not-obvious bits of irony in this shot: the crane in the center is from the demolition of the derelict (People's Outfitter?) across the street from Lafayette Coney, and the more empty-than-full Buhl and Gas Buildings are almost blotted out, thereby hiding the fact that they're mostly dark once the sun goes down. Goddman: how far this town has fallen...

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And what about the lights in the Vinton Building? They don't look real from this angle.
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Re: Detroit, Then and Now or How Kwame Kilpatrick saved Detr

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:50 am

Andy wrote:
And what about the lights in the Vinton Building? They don't look real from this angle.


Good call. I wasn't stalking the Vinton, but I don't believe that the pattern of lit windows was (shot had to have been taken February '07 or so) was possible. Then, the floors were completely open, so one lit window per floor says "Photoshop." I had been thinking that the BC lights were fake, but then that bastard was lit up pretty good at that time.
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Re: Detroit, Then and Now or How Kwame Kilpatrick saved Detr

Postby Andy » Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:59 am

frank - up in grand blanc wrote:
Andy wrote:
And what about the lights in the Vinton Building? They don't look real from this angle.


Good call. I wasn't stalking the Vinton, but I don't believe that the pattern of lit windows was (shot had to have been taken February '07 or so) was possible. Then, the floors were completely open, so one lit window per floor says "Photoshop." I had been thinking that the BC lights were fake, but then that bastard was lit up pretty good at that time.


And if they did photoshop it, why leave Capitol Park in the dark? I see three broken streetlights by my count. The brightest lights are from private entrepreneurs.

Page 21 declares the problem systematically reduced, yet they can't fix lights in the CBD in an area poised for growth with the opening of the BC?
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Postby davecat » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:51 am

I'm glad Leoqueen was able to escape this mailing alive and in one piece:

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My sister called me last night to warn me that this document was delivered to her home on the northwest side, and that mine would probably be delivered soon. I got it in the mail, and it made me want to puke. I live just outside of Lafayette Park, so I benefit from the development going on downtown, but my sister lives on St.Marys at Six Mile, and you sure dont see any 'glitz and glamor' over there! Detroit THEN and Detroit NOW....I would like to see some pictures of the Detroit NOW that most of the citizens have to put up with. They sure arent in this expensive piece of trash. Coincidentally, I also recieved two copies of his Mom's campaign flyer. All of these documents are now residing very comfortably in the dumpster.
Clearly if I had the needs and funding I would surely invest here and become the change Detroit needs.
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