To “raise awareness of the social and economic challenges the city of Detroit,” the folks at Detroiturbex decided to tell the story about an abandoned Lewis Cass Technical High School with the help of superimposed then-and-now photos. First, they photographed every room the old Detroit school,
which was abandoned after a 2007 fire. Then they put the pictures of the buzzing life from the past on top of them.
These sad pictures are a mirror of today’s Detroit. The city has suffered tremendous population increases and then rapid declines. Today, Detroit is designed for 2 million people, however, less than 1/3 or ~ 700 thousands have remained in the city. The infrastructure, built at the time of the population boom, stands abandoned, run down and an easy target for arsonists. [Read more...]
A 1988 basketball game
One of several biology labs
Second floor hallway
The library, from a picture in an early 90’s yearbook
The arts mural on floor 3, 1988
Last day of school
First floor of the old auditorium
Dance hall in the new wing
Pep band makes their way through a crowd
98K viewsShare on Facebook
Click to get our top posts
Popular on Bored Panda
You May Also Like
Like what you're reading?
Subscribe to our top stories.