Google Street View Shows Decay Of Detroit Homes, You Won’t Believe The Difference 5 Years Makes

While the struggles of Detroit are known, some have a hard time visualizing just how bad it is.

To fix that, blogger Alex Aslup is looking to bring the situation to light as he has compiled a collection of Google Street View images, showing the decay of Detroit from 2008-2013.

“The 2008-9 financial crisis had a devastating impact on the state of property in Detroit,” says the blog.

Referring to the devastation as a “hurricane without water,” Aslup urges that the financial crisis “served as the last push to tip a lot of Detroit properties and property owners over the edge.”

The deterioration of the homes and the properties in the area is heartbreaking to say the least. Below are a few of the images compiled from the blog, GooBing Detroit.

14688 Hazelridge Street (2008)

Detroit decay through Google Street View

14688 Hazelridge Street (2009)

Detroit decay through Google Street View

14688 Hazelridge Street (2011)

Detroit decay through Google Street View

14688 Hazelridge Street (2013)

Detroit decay through Google Street View

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19183 Exeter Street (2009)

Detroit decay through Google Street View

19183 Exeter Street (2011)

Detroit decay through Google Street View

19183 Exeter Street (2013)

Detroit decay through Google Street View

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8153 Bryden Street (2009)

Detroit decay through Google Street View

8153 Bryden Street (2011)

Detroit decay through Google Street View

8153 Bryden Street (2013)

Detroit decay through Google Street View

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19534 Hoyt Avenue (2008)

Detroit decay through Google Street View

19534 Hoyt Avenue (2009)

Detroit decay through Google Street View

19534 Hoyt Avenue (2011)

Detroit decay through Google Street View

19534 Hoyt Avenue (2013)

Detroit decay through Google Street View

[Images via goobingdetroit.tumblr.com]