Building boom in downtown Detroit

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Monday, August 12, 2013

CNN.com: The nation's hottest downtown is in America's most troubled city -- bankrupt Detroit.

Detroit is struggling with the largest municipal bankruptcy in the nation's history, which was brought on in part by the flight of both residents and businesses in recent decades. But Detroit's downtown area is enjoying rapid growth. The busy, 7.2-square-mile area stands in sharp contrast to the stretches of abandoned homes, closed factories and urban decay that dominate most of the city.

 

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