Due to the economy, entire cities in Spain have become deserted. Do you think anything like this could happen in the United States within your lifetime?
Probably not, but driving through Gary, Indiana I might be led to believe otherwise. Huge steel town right outside of Chicago and the birthplace of Michael Jackson. Somehow though, it's utterly desolate. So perhaps it can happen.
Hasn't that happened in parts of Detroit?
'Main street America' & factories have been becoming deserted for a while. Sure some hole cities like Detroit, has anyone said Detroit yet?..DetroitDetroit..
We NEED to start building and making stuff in this country again, and we need to do it now.
This is why I hate listening to the news these days. I'm 19 and maybe things like this might actually happen. It keeps getting harder to imagine a bright future. Don't we owe it to ourselves and, more importantly, future generations to fix this?
Detroit's population has been on decline for a while, and people are moving out faster and faster.
The situation in Spain, and even in Greece or that matter are not quite like what's going on here.
Oh god I hope not, but who knows
Spain and much of Europe is in serious trouble. Spain is in a death spiral they likey wont recover from. Coupled with the ridiculously high tax rates is a declining birth rate. The US is not quite as dire but we are heading that direction.
This question is way too serious to be coming from you - ugh! Just kidding. =)
Yes, it has already happened. Many times, throughout the nation. Not just in my lifetime already, but it has happened through history - and it will certainly continue to.
You said exactly what I was gonna say...,
Woohoo! :D I'm on a roll today, haha. Stealing your comments before you even post them!
The thing about these cities though were that they were huge cities. (My dad is watching some documentary about it). They showed this huge airport the size of Atlanta airport completely deserted. It was built 5 years ago.
No really really big city here has gone deserted, has it?
Well, downtown Phoenix, AZ was quite desolate for a while, as were the high rises I'm Miami & Ft. Meyers, FL. I'm not quite sure how they are now, but for the past few years, they were essentially abandoned. Also, Rio Vista, CA was quite large.
They're not really near the same level or size, by any means. But there are a great many cities, such as Detroit - which are on the brink.
Thanks for the info:)
Sure. There are lots of cities here in the states that have had no reason to be for years, Detroit is just one of the bigger ones of those. Cities that work will get even bigger, cities that don't will get better (by getting MUCH smaller).
It's already happened to Detroit.
Maybe the cities won't be totally abandoned, but they become barren of jobs and those left are just living there, squatting.