Destroying in Order to Build - SLIDESHOW

"A torn-down rowhouse in East Baltimore. For Baltimore, as for a number of American cities in the Northeast and Midwest where population has sharply declined, the bulldozing of city blocks is increasingly regarded as a path to salvation.  The shrinkage, also called “ungrowth” and “rightsizing,” has led to compressed tax bases, more crime and unemployment, tight municipal budgets and abandoned neighborhoods." Credit: Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times

"As the populations of many former industrial cities dwindle, buildings are being razed rather than raised to better position the cities for growth."


Credit: Gabriella Demczuk, New York Times

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