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    Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre's extraordinary photographs documenting the dramatic decline of a major American city
    January 2, 2011

    The ruined Spanish-Gothic interior of the United Artists Theater in Detroit. The cinema was built in 1928 by C Howard Crane, and finally closed in 1974

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    • Lisa M

      United Artists Theater: photo by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre, from The Ruins of Detroit (Steidl), 2010

    • Joe Yeager

      Ruins of Detroit . . United Artists Theater . . . i dunno who took this photo, found on Yves Marchand's Tumblr

    • CJ Fernandez

      United Artists Theater - Up and down Detroit’s streets, buildings stand abandoned and in ruin. French photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre set out to document the decline of an American city. Their book “The Ruins of Detroit“, a document of decaying buildings frozen in time, was published in December 2010.

    • sherlocked221B Anthea Holmes

      Modern Ruins of Abandoned Detroit (PHOTOS) - The United Artists Theater in Detroit. (Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre)

    • Matt Chapman

      United Artists Theater from the "The Ruins of Detroit" by Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre published by Steidl. Take a look at the website for more fascinating, if not depressing views stunning buildings in decline

    • Kip Brown

      Detroit in Ruins: Spanish-Gothic United Artists Theater, closed in 1974 (photo by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre)

    • J E Mills

      The United Artists Theater (Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre) Modern Ruins of Abandoned Detroit (PHOTOS) -

    • Betsy Willing

      "Ruins of Detroit" United Artists Theatre photo by Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

    • Cristi M.

      Abandoned places :United Artists Theater, Detroit, USA.

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