Exploring Detroit's beautiful ruins.

Exploring Detroit's beautiful ruins.

What we build.
March 18 2009 6:59 AM

Incredible Hulks

Exploring Detroit's beautiful ruins.

Click here to read a slide-show essay about the architecture of Detroit.

Click here to read a slide-show essay about the architecture of Detroit.

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Witold Rybczynski is Slate's architecture critic His latest book is The Biography of a Building: How Robert Sainsbury and Norman Foster Built a Great Museum. Visit his Web site. Follow him on Twitter.

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