Friday, June 29, 2012

Ghosts of Demolition: HANO Housing Projects

A strange game you can play with Google Maps in New Orleans:

1. Find the site of a demolished HANO public housing complex in Satellite View, such as B.W. Cooper.

2. Hover over this empty site and find a spot you'd like to see in Google Street View.

3. Lo and behold: the site is no longer empty.

The HANO projects that were demolished post-Katrina -- St. Bernard, Lafitte, B.W. Cooper, Magnolia/C.J. Peete -- still appear in Google Street View today.

St. Bernard:



And for comparison, Lafitte today:

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