Unformatted text preview: mansions were built just east of Detroit's current downtown. Detroit was referred to by some as the Paris of the West for its architecture, and for Washington Boulevard, recently electri²ed by Thomas Edison. Throughout the 20th century various skyscrapers were built centered on Detroit's downtown. Following World War II, the auto industry boomed and the area witnessed suburban expansion. The Detroit metropolitan area has emerged as one of the largest in the United States. Immigrants and migrants have contributed signi²cantly to Detroit's economy and culture. In the 1990s and the new millennium, the city has experienced increased revitaliza³on. Many areas of the city are listed in the Na³onal Register of Historic Places and include Na³onal Historic Landmarks. The city with its popula³on migra³on to the suburbs has had to adjust its role in the midst of a much larger metropolitan area in the 21st century....
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- Fall '08
- Metro Detroit, Detroit metropolitan area