Re: Calling abtech or Red Rider, et al
I moved from LA to southeast Michigan 32 years ago, and the only part of LA that remotely resembled Detroit was the Watts area off the Harbor freeway near USC.
The difference was that LA rebuilt a lot of the areas destroyed by the mid-'60's riots amd Detroit seemed to have abandoned them. Even South Chicago is changing a bit..
The city has lost more than half of its population since the late '60's. It has gone from 2,000,000 to under a million. I don't know of any city that has undergone such a transformation. Maybe the area around three mile island?
The people that left took the money with them. It's bleak, no two ways about it.
The improvements that Abtech and Red Rider have noted are significant, but that place is thoroughly screwed.
By the way, LTL, the walls on the 405 at Crenshaw and Hawthorne are for noise control. Those off the Harbor at Florence through Vernon are not.