Where on earth does it require heavy demolition equipment to buff graffiti ? Detroit, Michigan, United States of America.
This is the former Grand Trunk Railroad line, runs along St. Aubin Street from Jefferson along the Detroit River north to Eastern Market Yard. For years it has been a haven for graffiti artists, and a sanctuary for homeless people.
Heres a few of the active bridge birthdate plaques. Not sure if they are demolishing the bridges that are obsolete and have been out of use for years. Some are already gone, and thats what the large concrete blocks are from. Those are getting demoed.
Heres how the ditch used to look:
This is part of the Rails To Trails project, converting obsolete rail lines into park setting walkways. Check out the project, its pretty cool: RAILS TO TRAILS
Its cool, yet its sad to see this place leveled. Its rough to see all the graffiti murals being blasted. People hate graffiti in general, so no tears will be shed in the City. However, the painters will need other surfaces now, which leaves even more of the City at risk for vandalism.
Some assholes tagged the front of the Art Centre Music School recently. Problem is that a combination of ignorance and lack of respect leads to things being ruined, which aught not be ruined.
That aside, I’ll miss this place.