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The photo above was taken last week in Xiazhangyang, China. This is the home of Luo Baogen and his wife. When the Chinese government offered them 260,000 yuan ($41,573 U.S.) to vacate their home so a new highway could be built, the elderly couple refused the offer…
Tags: 644 W. Main Street, 660 W. Main Street, Ariane Drew, China, demolition, Dollar General, highway, highway built around house, Luo Baogen, nail house, Rochester, Rochester NY, Stacie Colaprete, Xiazhangyang, Zhejiang province
Posted in Opinion, Rochester News, Urban Development | 9 Comments »
Similar to how the Interstates reshaped America 50 years ago, the Chinese landscape is now being reshaped by historic levels of infrastructure spending. While the U.S. government seeks to revive it’s struggling economy in part by spending billions on shovel-ready, band-aid projects (i.e. re-surfacing roads), it seems Beijing’s goal is to put 26 million Chinese to work building new high-speed rail connections between its cities.
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Posted in Train/Railroad Stuff, Transit + Infrastructure, Video | 2 Comments »