Reflections Of Buildings In Detroit Michigan
This is an acrylic fridge magnet souvenir of Detroit in Michigan, United States. Detroit is the largest city in the U.S. State of Michigan. It was founded on July 24, 1701, by the French explorer and adventurer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac. The Detroit area emerged as a metropolitan region with construction of an extensive freeway system during the 1950s and 1960s. Between 2000 and 2010, the city's population fell by 25%, from the nation's 10th largest city to 18th. Currently the Detroit metropolitan region holds roughly one-half of the state's population. The city has had to adjust its role within the larger metropolitan area. It is the major city among the primary cultural, financial, and transportation centers in the Metro Detroit area, a region of 5.2 million people, and serves as a major port on the Detroit River connecting the Great Lakes system to the Saint Lawrence Seaway.
Known for its automobile industry and popular music industry, Detroit has earned the nicknames, the Motor City and Motown. Other nicknames arose in the 20th century, including City of Champions for its successes in individual and team sport, The D, D-Town, Rock City (after the Kiss song "Detroit Rock City"), and The 313 (its telephone area code). Detroit's auto industry was important in supporting the Allied powers during World War II. In 2010, the city had a population of 713,777, more than a 60% drop down from a peak population of over 1.8 million at the 1950 census, indicating a serious and long-running decline of Detroit's economic strength. Downtown Detroit has seen an increased role as an entertainment hub in the 21st century, with the opening of three casinos, new stadiums, and a riverfront revitalization project. However, many neighborhoods remain distressed and the state governor declared a financial emergency in March 2013, appointing an emergency manager.