When Detroit WAS Pittsburgh.... on film
I was reminded by this article on CNN of a factoid of note. 30 years ago the film Robocop is said to have presaged the downfall of the City of Detroit. See: CNN: RoboCop creator: Detroit shows the film's fictional future is upon us. The most dystopian scenes were filmed in the ruins of the Duquesne and Monessen Steel works once operating right here. What does that say about this whole Detroit - Pittsburgh meme being played out in the punditry?
via the robocoparchive.com (talk about long tail) I found this image... and did you know there is a Robocop remake coming? I bet the blow-up scene in that is going to be interminable. A little like the news coming out of Detroit of late.