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FOTO-FOTO: Detroit, Kota Terbesar di AS yang Bangkrut

Di masa lalu, Kota Detroit di Amerika Serikat pernah jaya berkat industri otomotifnya. Menjadi 'kota motor'. Namun, ia tergilas roda zaman. Kamis kemarin, pemerintah kota di negara bagian Michigan itu mengajukan status pailit ke Pengadilan Federal. Bangkrut!


A person walks past the remains of the Packard Motor Car Company, which ceased production in the late 1950s

Detroit, Kota Terbesar di AS yang Mengalami Kebangkrutan
From 2000 to 2010, Detroit's population declined by a quarter of a million

Detroit going bust : Detroit going bust
Vacant and rundown homes, designated for demolition, near downtown Detroit

motor city blues: A pedestrian walks by graffiti in downtown Detroit
A pedestrian walks past graffiti in downtown Detroit

homes: Shuttered and repossessed homes line the streets of a middle class area of
Shuttered and repossessed homes line the streets of a middle class area of Detroit

motor city blues: A vacant home
A vacant home, covered with red spray paint, in an eastside neighbourhood

motor city blues: Abandoned Michigan Central Station in downtown
The abandoned Michigan Central train station

Detroit, the once-mighty symbol of the nation's manufacturing strength, has now become the biggest U.S. city ever to file for bankruptcy - the result of a long, slow decline in population and auto manufacturing.
Picture: Image Broker / Rex Features

motor city blues: The broken windows of an abandoned factory
The broken windows of an abandoned factory

Detroit
The city of Detroit, has filed for bankruptcy

Detroit going bust : Detroit going bust
Then beginning in the late 1960s, auto companies began opening plants in other cities.


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