Tuesday, December 28, 2010

"Worst of 2010"

The National Trust for Historic Preservation compiled a list of the "Best and Worst of 2010," surveying the historic preservation landscape.

New Orleans and the destruction of Lower Mid-City was listed as one of the top five worst disappointments in the nation:

Destruction in New Orleans

Imagine surviving Hurricane Katrina, returning to your flood-scarred home in New Orleans, and lovingly restoring it, only to have it torn down. That's what happened to residents of historic Mid-City this year. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Louisiana State University chose the Mid-City neighborhood for the site of their new hospitals, and demolition began earlier this year. Some owners were able to move their houses out of harm's way, however.

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