Sunday, June 27, 2010

A Letter to the President

Dick Moe, the outgoing head of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, made Lower Mid-City the subject of his final act after 17 years with the Trust, sending this letter to President Obama:

I hope you will consider the opportunity for your legacy in Louisiana to include saving the historic Mid-City neighborhood from the bulldozers in New Orleans. Forty years from now, the next generation will certainly look back on these hospital plans with the same bewilderment we now feel in response to that elevated highway: How on earth could anyone have thought that was a good idea? 


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