255-Pink Houses 2007 – New Orleans

I was doing my destruction tour through the lower ninth ward and out to St. Bernard to see the progress that was being made when off to my right I see a field of pink house-like structures. What the hell is this? I thought I had accidently fallen into the grip of the latest Christo extravaganza. Apparently, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have decided to raise awareness to the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans by creating an installation of house-like structures covering the area that was devastated in the lower ninth ward when a barge crashed its way through the levee. Here is is a link to their web site. http://www.makeitrightnola.org. You be the judge if this is a legitimate way to raise awareness and money, or a poorly-planned waste of money. I just don’t get it, but I was never into pink. Check out the fly-over video below.



Where it all happened.


Barge that crashed through the levee.




pink5New levee construction.