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Motor City Detroit, on a nice day. "This city has no viable future." —Michael Casserly, executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools Detroit, Michigan is the center of America's automotive industry. Ford, General Motors and Chrysler have headquarters there. Its most recognizable structure is the GM Marriott Renaissance Hotel. In The Eighties there were parts of town where they would shoot at anyone passing by in a Japanese car . Today the shooting is much more random (for several years, it alternated back and forth with Philadelphia for the distinction of the U.S. city with the highest murder rate). It is geographically notable for a few reasons. Despite being separated from Windsor, Ontario by the Detroit River and lake St.Clair, it is the busiest border crossing between the United States and Canada — the Ambassador Bridge. It is also the only place in the lower 48 states where Canada is south of the US, since Windsor juts out to the west just so. The city of Detroit itself is
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