A hazardous hole has opened on a downtown Detroit sidewalk, revealing about a 15-foot drop to a tunnel and transformer vault littered with beer cans, water bottles and other trash.
The hole is outside of the historic Leland Hotel, which is used primarily as an apartment. A diner and bar attached to the hotel also attract foot traffic.
The hole is just large enough for a foot to slip through.
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.