January 29, 2010

Haiti begins tearing down Port-au-Prince without rebuilding plans in place

More than two weeks after the Jan. 12 earthquake, the work of taking apart a ravaged city is slowly, and chaotically, beginning. Heavy machinery and old-fashioned elbow grease have begun to remove what's left of crumbled buildings in Port-au-Prince. The Haitian government estimates that 25,000 government offices and businesses either toppled or need to be demolished. In addition, there are 225,000 residences that are no longer habitable.

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