Comment 96908

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted January 17, 2014 at 11:44:32 in reply to Comment 96903

I've often thought that the vast areas of downtown Hamilton given over to vacant lots make it look like Hamilton was mistakenly targeted by a Luftwaffe raid several thousand kilometres off course (and a couple of decades late). (At least these bombers used bombs that destroyed buildings, but didn't kill people.) But, strangely, unlike European cities that were largely rebuilt within ten years, Hamilton decided to leave the bombed out blocks as some sort of weird memorial.

And now we have Gore Park's buildings looking like they were hit by a terrorist bomb blast ... which in a way they were!

By way of comparison, the city of Le Havre, which was almost completely levelled in WWII and re-built from 1945 to 1964 is now actually a UNESCO world heritage site!

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1181

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2014-01-17 11:50:01

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