Detroit Emptied on Path From Industrial Giant to Bankruptcy

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Discarded mattresses lay in front of the abandoned Fisher Body Plant... News PhotoAbandoned,Bankruptcy,City,Debt,Detroit,Fisher Body Plant 21,Government,Horizontal,Lying Down,Mattress,Michigan,Midwest USA,North America,Obsolete,Politics,The Americas,USAPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergDiscarded mattresses lay in front of the abandoned Fisher Body Plant 21 building in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Friday, July 19, 2013. Detroit, the cradle of the automobile assembly line and a symbol of industrial might, filed the biggest U.S. municipal bankruptcy after decades of decline left it too poor to pay billions of dollars owed bondholders, retired cops and current city workers. Photographer: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg via Getty Images