Detroit was once known for dominating the world's automotive production, creating the Motown Sound, and its one-of-a-kind blue-collar work ethic. Currently, however, the Motor City finds itself at a crossroads. Global competition, a global recession, and a declining population have taken a severe toll on what was once America's industrial backbone. Despite these challenges, die-hard Detroiters still have not given up on restoring this once thriving metropolis.
(Source: Investigation Discovery)
The Russell Industrial Center, originally an auto body plant in the 20s is now a community of artists and small businesses. And a college student designs a heat-capturing coat that turns into a sleeping bag, made for and constructed by the homeless.