Friday, July 3, 2009
Ruins of the Second Gilded Age
Amazing photo essay by Edgar Martins from the NYTimes Magazine (July 5, 2009) on the what the US real estate boom has left behind. It's a strangely unsettling group of images, both unavoidably nostalgic for pre-bust days of irrational expansion and eerily still (and depopulated) in their uncertain drift toward the future. Gives pause about how far we have yet to go to undo the work of those heady days. Thanks to David G for calling early attention to this.