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Detroit doesn’t simply decay with time. It wrestles with decay by putting up new skyscrapers and tearing down others. Fresh strips of sidewalk were paved in front of vacant lots. Some beautiful old mansions were renovated but never quite finished. When Detroit hosted the Super Bowl in 2006, the city even tried to string festive lights on abandoned office buildings.
“To me,” says photographer Camile Jose Vergara, “the whole story got more and more interesting as time passed, because it got more complicated.”
When Apple’s flagship Spanish store opens, it will have ancient ruins in its basement.
You can build a shiny modern metropolis out of nothing, but how do you create the bustle of a city?
It’s wild to think of what is going on beneath you. Here is An Unbelievable Glimpse Of The Tunnels In Progress Beneath New York City
The pictures show the current progress of the MTA’s East Side Access project, one which doesn’t actually involve a subway but rather will connect the Long Island Rail Road to Grand Central Terminal for the first time. It’s currently expected to open in 2019. It involves a lot of digging.
Meanwhile at our company headquarters in NYC, the Freedom Tower is now taller than 7 World Trade. Progress!
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