Both sides of Jefferson Street (seen here at Fourth Street looking toward Third) are razed for the new convention center (foreground) and Hyatt Regency Hotel (midground). We can be thankful that in this case, it was not for more surface parking lots.
Clear cutting Louisville
This 1974 photograph shows only one example of what has been an all too common scene around the city of Louisville over the past 50 years. Whole blocks of the old commercial heart of the city are razed for redevelopment schemes that have done more to damage the city than to revitalize it.
The Tyler Block
Louisville After the Bombings?
ALL HOPE IS NOT LOST
After nearly complete destruction in February 1945 at the end of World War II, see what can
be done to rebuild a historic city center.
Click here to see absolutely amazing photos of the ongoing reconstruction of Dresden
(...reconstruction begun in 2002, and what has Louisville done in that time??)
Dresden 1980s <<nearly same view>> Dresden 2000s
(By the way, although begun as a public project to restore a
world heritage site,
the reconstruction of Dresden has now gotten far enough along that the real estate values have skyrocketed.
Remaining un-reconstructed parcels are going for around $6000 per square yard just for the right to rebuild
historically faithful reproductions of former buildings ...including a palace...on the site. check this out)
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