Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Detroit the only place in the US with abandoned skyscrapers?
Nowadays, unlike anywhere else, the city’s ruins are not isolated details in the urban environment. They have become a natural component of the landscape. Detroit presents all archetypal buildings of an American city in a state of mummification. Its splendid decaying monuments are, no less than the Pyramids of Egypt, the Coliseum of Rome, or the Acropolis in Athens, remnants of the passing of a great Empire.
P.S. The melted clock at my old high school, Cass Tech, is disturbing and nightmarish.