Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Picture of the Day: Towers Blown Up.

AP article through the Washington Post:


The 1960s Ramon towers in the Val-Fourre housing project of Mantes-la-Jolie, west of Paris, collapse in a cloud of dust as they are being blown up Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, as part of a planned restructuring project of the Val-Fourre district. The district, known just a decade ago as the meanest suburb in France, has been engaged in an urban renewal program that encourages home ownership among families in housing projects -- replacing towers with residences built on a more human scale of two or three storeys instead of the 17 that is the norm for French housing projects. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

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