I originally posted this on a different site, and it got a couple interesting points, so thought Id post it over here too.
The Detroit News Thursday Febuary 23, 1978
I happened to find this going through some old parts and thought it was funny because as long as I have been around (just turned 25) Detroit has been talking about bringing back the downtown area. Ill admit its come a LONG way in the 10 years or so that Ive been regularly visting downtown , but it has quite a ways to go before its on par with any other sub-standard city, let alone a good one (coleman young you will not be missed). Ive known Detroit was on the decline since at least the late 50s, but this really drove home the point.