From Revkin’s NY Times Dot Earth blog:
[quote]I’ve been off duty as part of our effort to sustain a global news-gathering team in a world of shrinking newspaper revenue, but can’t resist posting on a disturbing photographic exploration of abandoned real estate projects published this weekend in The New York Times Magazine. The images were taken by the photographer Edgar Martins around the United States starting last fall.
The photograph above shows some of the half-built chalets at the Tamarack Resort in Idaho, a sprawling project that ground to a halt after the developer defaulted on a huge loan.
Are these portraits, perhaps, of the end of the age of unfettered consumption, simply a short pause before human communities resume their 150-years-and-counting fossil-fueled sprint, or a foretaste of Alan Weisman’s 2007 thought experiment, “ The World Without Us”?[/quote]