Inventions & Motown

Detroit is the 10th largest city in the United States and has had a profound impact on the world and American culture.

The sculpture "Transcending," located in Hart Plaza, is dedicated to working men and women. Paul Sancya / AP
An exhibit at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History entitled "And Still We Rise" recreates a slave auction. Paul Sancya / AP
The Joe Louis fist sculpture in the heart of downtown Detroit during a Labor Day parade. Commissioned in 1987 with a $350,000 grant from Sports Illustrated magazine, the 24-foot bronze monument was created by sculptor Robert Graham and came as a gift to the city as a tribute to Detroit's great boxing hero. Carlos Osorio / AP
A woman walks past the Motown Historical Museum on West Grand Boulevard. Berry Gordy lived upstairs and operated what became known as the Motown Record Corporation downstairs, which he christened "Hitsville U.S.A." Paul Sancya / AP
A view of the Detroit skyline seen from the Detroit Tigers' home, Comerica Park. Jeff Kowalsky / AFP - Getty Images
Detroit's elevated people mover moves past the Renaissance Center -- the most recognizable feature of the city skyline. Carlos Osorio / AP
Visitors to the Detroit Zoo's Arctic Ring of Life Exhibit get an up close and personal view of a swimming seal. The 4.2 acre, $14.9 million exhibit is the largest polar bear exhibit in the world. Bill Pugliano / Getty Images
Campus Martius Park is a centerpiece of the city's downtown revitalization efforts. Paul Sancya / AP
A 1952 version of the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. Oscar Mayer created the original Wienermobile in 1936 to transfer the company spokesperson from store to store. The original was a 13-foot-long metal hot dog on wheels with an open cockpit in the center and rear, so the hot-dogger could pop up. Carlos Osorio / AP
A tourist takes a picture of the Montgomery city bus Rosa Parks rode when she refused to yield her seat at the front of the bus to a white man, an event that touched off the Civil Rights movement. Carlos Osorio / AP
Detroit's skyline at dusk. Carlos Osorio / AP