Sunday, April 12, 2009

The context

This neighborhood, Central City, sits west of the French Quarter (the next post), and the structures, as you can see, are still in pretty bad shape. Between these buildings are the Tulane-built homes which appear like alien 'gifts' to the residents. We even saw a dumpster of Katrina trash still in the street after 3.5 years. It was definitely difficult for us to take in, not to mention make any assumptions about how architecture might help in rebuilding the area. Something about the current efforts didn't sit well, though.

1 comment:

  1. One thing to keep in mind...some of the blighted areas you experienced were not the result of Katrina (like the Dryades area).

    Some parts of New Orleans were heavily blighted and neglected prior to Katrina - and didn't even flood after the storm.