May 12th, 2004

8-pointed Star

Progress?

The Metro Times, my favorite source for stories that the mainstream papers are too chickenshit to print, has brought back the Abandoned Structure Squad. I've been intrigued by abandoned buildings for a long time and have long applauded the squad's articles. Paging through my archive, I see one of the first stories I saved was "Detroit Loves a Good Demolition" from the Feb. 25 - March 3, 1987 issue. Seventeen years, countless Demolished by Neglect posters, and still the city crumbles.