Tuesday, February 21, 2012

National Geographic: Rise and Shine, Detroit

The March/April 2012 issue of National Geographic Traveler is dedicated to Detroit. It is a positive article, focusing on Detroit's comeback at the national level. This is following the success of Clint Eastwood's Super Bowl video of Detroit.
It's not called a “tug” of memory for nothing: I’m outside Detroit’s railroad station, and I instantly recall my mother’s gloved hand pulling mine as we rushed through the vast atrium that was inspired by the imperial baths of ancient Rome. We are in a hurry to get somewhere, and Detroit is, too. Even a little boy in the mid-1960s notices the tempo. The Motor City is in motion. We build America’s cars. Thanks to Berry Gordy’s Motown, the world hums our songs. The city, fifth largest in the U.S. by population, is at the top of its game.

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