The Decatur teardown & the Washington pop-up

Gentrification: a global process locally interpreted.

The Decatur, Georgia, teardown & McMansion:

Teardown.

Teardown.

McSomething.

McBunker.

and

The Washington, D.C., pop-up:

pop-up-1 pop-up-02

Both create jarring visual discontinuities and both remove affordable housing options from local markets. At least in Washington, there’s a civil debate about pop-ups and local news outlets are covering it from all perspectives. Now that’s refreshing.

© 2015 D.S. Rotenstein