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To: gridlock

the problem with views of the ninth ward and its views on housing is sort of a fallcay. In fact people for some reason think that the 9th ward was some vast housing project. In fact it was not. In fact the architecture in some areas is quite similar to the houses in the Irish channel where I lived. It looks small but in fact I found living in these homes pleasant. Again the ARCHITECTURAL STYLE and refering to it as similar to most cities I think is inaccurate


47 posted on 02/02/2006 10:54:19 AM PST by bayourant
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To: bayourant

Could those houses be re-built almost anywhere else?

Is there some value to living below sea level that justifies the immense expense required to rebuild in this area?

While there was a city there, there was a lot of sunk costs that made it worthwhile to protect the property that had already been built. But now that is no longer the case. These areas are destroyed. There is simply no reason to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to put them back, when they will just be destroyed again, down the line.


53 posted on 02/02/2006 11:00:17 AM PST by gridlock (eliminate perverse incentives)
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