The Grandiose Decay of Abandoned Detroit

Nearly a third of Detroit's homes are vacant, and along with the residences, the city's stately hotels and cultural centers have been abandoned as well, falling into dramatic disrepair, their grand ruins still showing the promises of a once-booming city.

Ruins of Detroit [Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre Photography via Twitter]

The Grandiose Decay of Abandoned Detroit

Michigan Central Station

The Grandiose Decay of Abandoned Detroit

Farwell Building

The Grandiose Decay of Abandoned Detroit

Broderick Tower

The Grandiose Decay of Abandoned Detroit

Whitney Building

The Grandiose Decay of Abandoned Detroit

Bank Vault

The Grandiose Decay of Abandoned Detroit

Ballroom, Fort Wayne Hotel

The Grandiose Decay of Abandoned Detroit

East Methodist Church

The Grandiose Decay of Abandoned Detroit

Library

The Grandiose Decay of Abandoned Detroit

Fisher Body 21 Plant

The Grandiose Decay of Abandoned Detroit

Ballroom, Lee Plaza Hotel