I thought this was awesome.
That is awesome! It’s amazing how things change and how fast they change. My mother showed me a picture of an apartment that she use to have. It was demolished before I was born and turned into a parking lot for a Piggly Wiggly. This post also reminded my of the book we are reading, Skyscrapers. The evolution of the city in terms of the infrastructure is a really cool concept, but I can’t help but wonder if this change has a greater impact other than just visual. For instance, at my mom’s old apartment, who were the residents and where did the residents go? I was watching this documentary about Katrina victims. There was a public housing community that was severely damaged and instead of fixing it the city decided to sell it. Now, that area is a thriving upper-middle class area. It’s a gated community with pools and a country club and plenty of WASPs. But for the members of the housing project, they were forced to move into an even more impoverished area. The clash of communities has neighborhood gangs causing a lot of trouble and the death rate in this part of town is crazy. So although the skyline may be beautiful and ever changing, I wonder who is being marginalized in order to build that beauty.
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