Andrew Moore writes, “Detroit’s transfiguration has led it beyond decay into a surreal landscape, where the past is receding so fast that time itself seems distorted.”
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This image shows the rooms that were the elegant Detroit executive offices of Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, in the 1910s and 1920s. The wood paneling has lost its luster, and a lush carpet of brilliant green moss now covers the floor. The decrepit state of Ford’s office - a contemporary ruin of a glorious, not too distant past - becomes a metaphor not only for the fate of the automobile industry or of this once wealthy and important Midwestern city, but also for the deindustrialization of America.
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