It's another cities-in-trouble list, although this one from 24/7 Wall St declares these "desolate urbanscapes" not just dying but dead. (For the usual reasons of population loss, manufacturing exodus, crime, etc.) Here's the top 5:
- Buffalo: "Wounded irreparably by the de-industrialization of America."
- Flint: It's simple: "In 1960, GM employed 80,000 people in Flint and it employs fewer than 8,000 today."
- Hartford: It used to be an insurance mecca. But, geez, even "The Hartford" is gone now.
- Cleveland: It once thrived on steel, rubber, and autos. Enough said.
- New Orleans: Katrina sped things up, but the real demise here began in the 1970s.
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