Katrina Devastation. Part Five  

rm_harshawj 51M
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9/3/2005 12:22 pm

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Katrina Devastation. Part Five

80% of New Orleans in under water. That was the statement made today by FEMA and President Bush. With that kind of statistic, one has to ask, should we bother rebuilding New Orleans at all?

I know, I know, New Orleans is home to many people, what do I want to do, displace them all? Well, not to be crude, but yes. After all they are all leaving the city anyway, why are we considering saving the city at all and not making plans for a new city somewhere near by?

New Orleans has the advantage of being a major US seaport, and that has not changed. In fact that sea port and surrounding areas would by need be at or slightly above sea level, so that part of New Orleans could be salvaged. I am talking only the areas under sea level. Does anyone else think it is really dumb to put a city below sea level where the survival of the city depends on a few scant feet of concrete and aging pumps? Does it not seem to be asking for trouble? I think so. So Abandon New Orleans.

Imagine, a brand new city, planned from the ground up for growth and the future. Imagine a new model for a new world. New Orleans has the rare opportunity to turn this immense tragedy into a shining new example for the future. Get all the best planner in the world, get all the technologist and architects and engineers and dreamers and schemers and realists together and make something that this world has not seen in the new century, a new city that will blaze the way for the coming century.

“You may say I’m a dreamer,
But I’m not the only one,
I hope someday you will join us,
And the world will be as one.”

New Orleans could be renamed the City of Imagine, and imagine the possibilities that we could come up with, and the hope that could come from Katrina.

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