The Grandiose Decay of Abandoned DetroitS

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 DetroitS

Michigan Central Station

The Grandiose Decay of Abandoned DetroitS

Farwell Building

The Grandiose Decay of Abandoned DetroitS

Broderick Tower

The Grandiose Decay of Abandoned DetroitS

Whitney Building

The Grandiose Decay of Abandoned DetroitS

Bank Vault

The Grandiose Decay of Abandoned DetroitS

Ballroom, Fort Wayne Hotel

The Grandiose Decay of Abandoned DetroitS

East Methodist Church

The Grandiose Decay of Abandoned DetroitS

Library

The Grandiose Decay of Abandoned DetroitS

Fisher Body 21 Plant

The Grandiose Decay of Abandoned DetroitS

Ballroom, Lee Plaza Hotel