In Harlem, uptown land use blog Starts and Fits writes about the transformation of the West 120th Street brownstone shells known as The Ruins (above left), a site so desolate just a few years ago that an architectural guidebook wrote,
Ruins with a future? Perhaps New York deserves something equal to Tintern Abbey or Heidelberg's castle, reminding us of the ups and downs of urban life.Since then, The Ruins have been restored back to full health (above right). Read the full story at Starts and Fits.
· The Right Way to Rebuild a City [Starts and Fits]