Volunteers envision their work as “an opportunity for children to participate in the process of improving their own communities and receive art instruction in the process.”
Vandals broke in repeatedly and a fire broke out last July. A few weeks ago, brick was removed from the structures that collapsed on Wednesday.
Jacking up a hundred houses, placing them on trucks and rolling them across town was never going to happen at the speed of light.
Neighbors say squatters have pulled planks from the collapsing house and built themselves a shack in the rear. City officials are negotiating a hold-harmless agreement to allow demolition of the house.
Unsightliness is one problem. The other is that a flood-prone city like New Orleans needs to be able to absorb as much rainwater as possible, something concrete is not good at.
A developer has proposed two 13-story, 135-foot high apartment buildings, significantly higher than the 75-foot maximum desired by the neighborhood association.
Elevating your home in a dense historic neighborhood is a tricky proposition because what goes up must also go out.
Pave first, ask permission later: That seems to be the philosophy in three cases before the city.
“Selective demolition” lies ahead for a school with a storied past. photo: Karen Gadbois
Demolition of Booker T. Washington High School, on Earhart Boulevard near the B.W.
One step forward, another step back. Back in September, The Lens wrote about the unpermitted paving at this house on Burdette Street in Carrollton after reader Kurt Buchert submitted a photo.