Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Acclaimed architect Steve Mouzon has been cataloging what he calls "Subdivision Ruins" throughout the country. These are subdivisions and other developments that have essentially been abandoned despite extensive infrastructure and even partially constructed homes. The actual amount of money invested in these developments before they were abandoned can often reach into the millions of dollars.
Here's a link to his latest images from an abandoned subdivision along Florida's Design Coast near Seaside and Rosemary Beach, Florida. While the pictures give a sense of the problem, seeing them in person is even more astounding.
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