1. Fiery Ruin

    'Party Animal House' Destroyed in Detroit

    DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 03:  An art instillation created amongst the ruins of a partially burned-down home sits amongst the "Heidelberg project," which is an "open air art environment" centered around one block in Detroit, on September 3, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Heidelberg project is the brain child of Tyree Guyton. He and other artists use the urban environment (including homes and sidewalks) as a canvas for art, which they make using paint and recycled materials.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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    An already decaying Detroit just keeps on taking the punches. This time, it’s the art that’s disappearing. At 3 a.m. on Friday, another art installation by the Heidelberg Project, known for its extravagant exteriors of discarded objects such as stuffed animals, clocks, and records, has suffered an attack—the latest of many over the past year. An act of arson hasn’t been confirmed, but “it certainly is suspicious just linking the number of past incidents,” Fire Lt. Joe Crandall told The Detroit News. The world-renowned project began in 1986 as a social protest in response to urban decay, and there is a $25,000 reward to any information on the attack.

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