Photos of Detroit for Traveler Magazine
Skyline of the city from the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel 1114 Washington Blvd (at Michigan Avenue).
Contact: Bradley McCallum
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Detroit has a present day population of a little more than 700,000. It peaked in the 1950s and has since declined by 25% leaving the city with a mixture of architectural marvels and mansions from the Gilded Age mansions surrounded by empty lots where buildings once stood. Thomas Edison electrified Washington Blvd. Henry Ford built his first automobile in the city and founded Ford Motor Company in 1903. Berry Gordy, Jr. founded Motown Records, which rose to prominence during the â60s and â70s. The city has depopulated with white flight to the suburbs and loss of jobs as manufacturing declined. But a revival of young professionals and an expanding retail make contemporary life rich in culture. The arts, music, sports are healthy as the city struggles to rebuild itâs reputation as a destination.