Gary, Indiana, ghost town

Type CountryExploration DatePublication DateLocationStatusRating
Public building
Public building
USA
USA
2006-08-122006-09-19Where is it on the map???Endangered****


No Future City?

Another 2006 exploration. to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the city of Gary, Indiana. The city was artificially founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906, on the shore of Lake Michigan. Just to to meet the region's needs for the flourishing steel industry. The city reached up to 200,000 inhabitants.

The White flee from Gary (white flight), unemployment and insecurity set up. The city gets more and more empty, encounters major economic problems, and reaches the highest rate of crime of USA. Today, the beautiful huge buildings are demolished one by one, leaving behind large empty spaces.

More info about Gary? Just check the Wikipedia article.

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