Thursday, May 17, 2007

West End vs. Chongqing

A picture similar to this appeared recently in the Boston Globe (and on Harry Mattison's blog) about a woman in Chongqing, China who is defying the developers there.

(credit: BBC, Getty Images/China Photo)

I can't help but notice the similarity with Boston's West End circa 1950s, which has appeared twice in the Globe in the past few months:

(credit: Boston Globe archives)

This kind of large-scale redevelopment isn't done anymore... wait, I momentarily forgot about the Big Dig.

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