Detroit Motor City is in the spotlights these days. It’s the time of year when the big automakers of the world bring their shiny new cars to the Detroit Auto Show. After some troublesome times the Big Three US car makers have hit on good times again, but the city of Detroit, once world famous for it’s cars and it’s music, is now more famous for the decay of it’s once grand buildings and the high levels of unemployment.

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Detroit Isn't Working

A man sits as he waits for Sunday mass to start at the St. Leo Catholic Church in Detroit December 18, 2011. St. Leo Catholic Church, located in one of the most abandoned pockets of the nation's most depressed city, is operating on life support. Built more than 120 years ago as Detroit was developing into a manufacturing powerhouse, St. Leo is one of the many area churches to have succumbed to a same priest and parishioner shortage that has plagued the Catholic Church in America. Picture taken December 17, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Detroit Isn't Working

Chris Mitchell walks up the stairs at the St. Leo Catholic Church in Detroit December 17, 2011. St. Leo Catholic Church, located in one of the most abandoned pockets of the nation's most depressed city, is operating on life support. Built more than 120 years ago as Detroit was developing into a manufacturing powerhouse, St. Leo is one of the many area churches to have succumbed to a same priest and parishioner shortage that has plagued the Catholic Church in America. Picture taken December 17, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Detroit Isn't Working

A woman walks past the St. Leo Catholic Church in Detroit December 17, 2011. St. Leo Catholic Church, located in one of the most abandoned pockets of the nation's most depressed city, is operating on life support. Built more than 120 years ago as Detroit was developing into a manufacturing powerhouse, St. Leo is one of the many area churches to have succumbed to a same priest and parishioner shortage that has plagued the Catholic Church in America. Picture taken December 17, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Detroit Isn't Working

A woman eats her lunch at the soup kitchen in the basement of St. Leo Catholic Church in Detroit December 21, 2011. St. Leo Catholic Church, located in one of the most abandoned pockets of the nation's most depressed city, is operating on life support. Built more than 120 years ago as Detroit was developing into a manufacturing powerhouse, St. Leo is one of the many area churches to have succumbed to a same priest and parishioner shortage that has plagued the Catholic Church in America. Picture taken December 17, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Detroit Isn't Working

People are reflected in a window in of the soup kitchen in the basement at the St. Leo Catholic Church in Detroit December 21, 2011. St. Leo Catholic Church, located in one of the most abandoned pockets of the nation's most depressed city, is operating on life support. Built more than 120 years ago as Detroit was developing into a manufacturing powerhouse, St. Leo is one of the many area churches to have succumbed to a same priest and parishioner shortage that has plagued the Catholic Church in America. Picture taken December 17, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Detroit Isn't Working

Children sit with Santa Claus in a series of photos placed on the table in the soup kitchen in the basement of the St. Leo Catholic Church in Detroit December 17, 2011. St. Leo Catholic Church, located in one of the most abandoned pockets of the nation's most depressed city, is operating on life support. Built more than 120 years ago as Detroit was developing into a manufacturing powerhouse, St. Leo is one of the many area churches to have succumbed to a same priest and parishioner shortage that has plagued the Catholic Church in America. Picture taken December 17, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Detroit Isn't Working

Calvin Lockridge Jr. looks on in the soup kitchen in the basement of the St. Leo Catholic Church in Detroit December 17, 2011. St. Leo Catholic Church, located in one of the most abandoned pockets of the nation's most depressed city, is operating on life support. Built more than 120 years ago as Detroit was developing into a manufacturing powerhouse, St. Leo is one of the many area churches to have succumbed to a same priest and parishioner shortage that has plagued the Catholic Church in America. Picture taken December 17, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Detroit Isn't Working

A decal reading God Bless America is seen on the wall of the soup kitchen in the basement of the St. Leo Catholic Church in Detroit December 17, 2011. St. Leo Catholic Church, located in one of the most abandoned pockets of the nation's most depressed city, is operating on life support. Built more than 120 years ago as Detroit was developing into a manufacturing powerhouse, St. Leo is one of the many area churches to have succumbed to a same priest and parishioner shortage that has plagued the Catholic Church in America. Picture taken December 17, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Detroit Isn't Working

Arym Ward looks down as she takes part in a re-enactment of the birth of Jesus following the Sunday mass at the St. Leo Catholic Church in Detroit December 18, 2011. St. Leo Catholic Church, located in one of the most abandoned pockets of the nation's most depressed city, is operating on life support. Built more than 120 years ago as Detroit was developing into a manufacturing powerhouse, St. Leo is one of the many area churches to have succumbed to a same priest and parishioner shortage that has plagued the Catholic Church in America. Picture taken December 17, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Detroit Isn't Working

A man collects money from donations during Sunday mass at the St. Leo Catholic Church in Detroit December 18, 2011. St. Leo Catholic Church, located in one of the most abandoned pockets of the nation's most depressed city, is operating on life support. Built more than 120 years ago as Detroit was developing into a manufacturing powerhouse, St. Leo is one of the many area churches to have succumbed to a same priest and parishioner shortage that has plagued the Catholic Church in America. Picture taken December 17, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Detroit Isn't Working

A sign is posted at the health clinic at the St. Leo Catholic Church in Detroit, December 17, 2011. St. Leo Catholic Church, located in one of the most abandoned pockets of the nation's most depressed city, is operating on life support. Built more than 120 years ago as Detroit was developing into a manufacturing powerhouse, St. Leo is one of the many area churches to have succumbed to a same priest and parishioner shortage that has plagued the Catholic Church in America. Picture taken December 17, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Detroit Isn't Working

The inside of the abandoned Martyrs of Uganda Catholic Church is seen in Detroit, December 18, 2011. When a Catholic church closes, the land and buildings go back to the archdiocese. The neighboring parishes can come and take their pick of relics or ecclesiastical equipment. If a new tenant doesn't materialize, criminals sometimes do. Thieves often strip the building of copper or pluck out stained glass. The abandoned Martyrs of Uganda church in Detroit, closed by the Archdiocese in 2006, is an example of this decay. Picture taken December 18, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Detroit Isn't Working

The inside of the abandoned Martyrs of Uganda Catholic Church is seen in Detroit December 18, 2011. When a Catholic church closes, the land and buildings go back to the archdiocese. The neighboring parishes can come and take their pick of relics or ecclesiastical equipment. If a new tenant doesn't materialize, criminals sometimes do. Thieves often strip the building of copper or pluck out stained glass. The abandoned Martyrs of Uganda church in Detroit, closed by the Archdiocese in 2006, is an example of this decay. Picture taken December 18, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Detroit Isn't Working

A newly built housing project is seen near downtown Detroit, Michigan, January 4, 2012. Saddled with crippling debt, mounting labor costs, and onerous union contracts, the city that paved the auto industry's success is in need of a bailout of its own. Picture taken January 4, 2012. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Detroit Isn't Working

The skyline of Detroit, Michigan is seen from Windsor, January 4, 2012. Saddled with crippling debt, mounting labor costs, and onerous union contracts, the city that paved the auto industry's success is in need of a bailout of its own. Picture taken January 4, 2012. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Detroit Isn't Working

General Motors world headquarters (C) is seen along the Detroit river in downtown Detroit, Michigan, January 4, 2012. Saddled with crippling debt, mounting labor costs, and onerous union contracts, the city that paved the auto industry's success is in need of a bailout of its own. Picture taken January 4, 2012. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Detroit Isn't Working

Nicole Conaway holds a protest sign outside the Lincoln Library Branch as she protests against its closing in Detroit, Michigan, January 3, 2012. Saddled with crippling debt, mounting labor costs, and onerous union contracts, the city that paved the auto industry's success is in need of a bailout of its own. Picture taken January 3, 2012. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Detroit Isn't Working

A larger banner reading Outsource to Detroit is seen on the side of a building on Woodward Ave in downtown Detroit, Michigan, January 7, 2012. Saddled with crippling debt, mounting labor costs, and onerous union contracts, the city that paved the auto industry's success is in need of a bailout of its own. Picture taken January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Detroit Isn't Working

Two Detroit People Mover cars are seen on the elevated track in downtown Detroit, Michigan, January 6, 2012. Saddled with crippling debt, mounting labor costs, and onerous union contracts, the city that paved the auto industry's success is in need of a bailout of its own. Picture taken January 6, 2012. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Detroit Isn't Working

Iron worker Douglass Washburn rides the People Mover on his lunch break from the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit, Michigan, January 7, 2012. Saddled with crippling debt, mounting labor costs, and onerous union contracts, the city that paved the auto industry's success is in need of a bailout of its own. Picture taken January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Detroit Isn't Working

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee announces a plan to dramatically reduce services that will be at the city's eight police stations during a press conference at the Northeastern District police station in Detroit, Michigan, January 6, 2012. Saddled with crippling debt, mounting labor costs, and onerous union contracts, the city that paved the auto industry's success is in need of a bailout of its own. Picture taken January 6, 2012. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Detroit Isn't Working

A neighborhood crime watch sign is seen in Detroit, Michigan, January 6, 2012. Saddled with crippling debt, mounting labor costs, and onerous union contracts, the city that paved the auto industry's success is in need of a bailout of its own. Picture taken January 6, 2012. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Detroit Isn't Working

An abandoned, vacant house is seen in Detroit, Michigan, January 3, 2012. Saddled with crippling debt, mounting labor costs, and onerous union contracts, the city that paved the auto industry's success is in need of a bailout of its own. Picture taken January 3, 2012. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Detroit Isn't Working

A partially burned, abandoned house is seen in Detroit, Michigan, January 7, 2012. Saddled with crippling debt, mounting labor costs, and onerous union contracts, the city that paved the auto industry's success is in need of a bailout of its own. Picture taken January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Detroit Isn't Working

An older neighborhood is seen from a broken window of the abandoned Packard Plant in Detroit, Michigan, November 27, 2010. Saddled with crippling debt, mounting labor costs, and onerous union contracts, the city that paved the auto industry's success is in need of a bailout of its own. Picture taken November 27, 2010. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Detroit Isn't Working

Auto Show worker Chuck Standhardt buffs the scratches off of a Cadillac XTS vehicle as he gets it ready for display at the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan, January 7, 2012. Saddled with crippling debt, mounting labor costs, and onerous union contracts, the city that paved the auto industry's success is in need of a bailout of its own. Picture taken January 7, 2012. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Detroit Isn't Working

A child's toy is seen in a pile of concrete blocks inside the abandoned and decaying Packard Motor Car Manufacturing Plant in Detroit, Michigan April 2, 2011. The city is a part of America's Midwestern Rust Belt, the heartland of the country and home to big unionized manufacturers like the auto and steel industries. The plant, built in 1907 and designed by Albert Kahn, is located near downtown. Picture taken April 2, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Detroit Isn't Working

A chair is seen inside the abandoned and decaying manufacturing plant of Packard Motor Car in Detroit, Michigan April 2, 2011. The city is a part of America's Midwestern Rust Belt, the heartland of the country and home to big unionized manufacturers like the auto and steel industries. The plant, built in 1907 and designed by Albert Kahn, is located near downtown. Picture taken April 2, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Detroit Isn't Working

The abandoned and decaying manufacturing plant of Packard Motor Car is seen in Detroit, Michigan April 2, 2011. The city is a part of America's Midwestern Rust Belt, the heartland of the country and home to big unionized manufacturers like the auto and steel industries. The plant, built in 1907 and designed by Albert Kahn, is located near downtown. Picture taken April 2, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Detroit Isn't Working

Broken windows are seen inside the abandoned and decaying manufacturing plant of Packard Motor Car in Detroit, Michigan April 2, 2011. The city is a part of America's Midwestern Rust Belt, the heartland of the country and home to big unionized manufacturers like the auto and steel industries. The plant, built in 1907 and designed by Albert Kahn, is located near downtown. Picture taken April 2, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Detroit Isn't Working

The abandoned Michigan Central Station is seen in Detroit, Michigan April 5, 2011. The city is a part of America's Midwestern Rust Belt, the heartland of the country and home to big unionized manufacturers like the auto and steel industries. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Detroit Isn't Working

The Michigan Central Train depot sits vacant just west of downtown Detroit, Michigan, November 1, 2011. For years, Michigan Central Station, the towering train depot on the outskirts of downtown Detroit, stood as a haunting symbol of the city's decline and fall. The last train pulled out of the station in 1988, shortly before the Honda Accord became the best-selling car in America, a humbling milestone for the city and its top industry. Feature DETROIT-COMEBACK/ REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Detroit Isn't Working

The Michigan Central Train depot sits vacant just west of downtown Detroit, Michigan, October 28, 2011. For years, Michigan Central Station, the towering train depot on the outskirts of downtown Detroit, stood as a haunting symbol of the city's decline and fall. The last train pulled out of the station in 1988, shortly before the Honda Accord became the best-selling car in America, a humbling milestone for the city and its top industry. Picture taken October 28, 2011. Feature DETROIT-COMEBACK/ REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Detroit Isn't Working

The downtown Detroit skyline is seen in Detroit, Michigan November 11, 2009. For years, Michigan Central Station, the towering train depot on the outskirts of downtown Detroit, stood as a haunting symbol of the city's decline and fall. The last train pulled out of the station in 1988, shortly before the Honda Accord became the best-selling car in America, a humbling milestone for the city and its top industry. Picture taken November 11, 2009. Feature DETROIT-COMEBACK/ REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Detroit Isn't Working

A burnt out abandoned house is seen in Detroit, December 17, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Detroit Isn't Working

A burnt out abandoned house is seen in Detroit, December 17, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Detroit Isn't Working

The inside of an abandoned church, formally known as the Abundant Life Christian Center is seen in Detroit, December 18, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Detroit Isn't Working

A burnt out abandoned apartment building is seen in Detroit, December 17, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Detroit Isn't Working

A burnt out abandoned house as a tax foreclosure notice posted on the front in Detroit, December 17, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Detroit Isn't Working

The inside of an abandoned church, formally known as the Abundant Life Christian Center is seen in Detroit, December 18, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Detroit Isn't Working

Protesters carry signs as workers demand jobs, in front of Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan January 8, 2012. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Detroit Isn't Working

Chrysler Transport worker James Theisen carries a Detroit Needs Jobs sign as he joins a demonstration of about a dozen workers demanding jobs, in front of Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan January 8, 2012. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Detroit Isn't Working

Retired United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 909 President Al Benchich carries a Put Detroit Back To Work sign as he joins a demonstration of about a dozen workers demanding jobs, in front of Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan January 8, 2012. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

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