Is this the future of East St. Louis?
(KTVI) – An artist has created a picture of what East St. Louis may look like in the year 2043; it isn’t pretty. The image depicts the town as a slum of dilapidated buildings covered in filth and surrounded by mud. The image was posted to twitter by an account calling itself, “<a href=”https://twitter.com/TheFuturePic”>The Future</a>.” The image of East St. Louis posted to twitter has been re-tweeted over 500 times.
Other images posted by the account show projections of a sleek, sparkling modern future in places like Chicago, Paris and even the Grad Canyon. East St. Louis and Detroit seem to be the exceptions.