The Death of The William Livingstone Mansion in Detroit

The William Livingstone Mansion of Brush Park in Detroit, Michigan had clearly been abandoned for years, but rarely do we ever see a building literally crumbling before our eyes. Often when I see old, abandoned buildings that have deteriorated I wonder how it happens or when it happened - those moments when the porch caved in or the roof developed that gaping hole. This video shows the very moment when the front of this mansion... fell off. Thank you to freakybuttrue for capturing that sad, but incredible moment, and posting it to YouTube. 

The mansion was built in the late 1800's. To see what the old Detroit estate once looked like, look here: 

http://www.internationalmetropolis.com/?p=50

You'll see why it eventually became known as Old Slumpy.