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TEHACHAPI, Calif. ? Hundreds of firefighters gained ground Wednesday against the most destructive of two big wildfires that have burned homes and forced 2,300 people to evacuate mountain communities on the edge of the Mojave Desert and in the southern Sierra Nevada.

A 1,400-acre blaze that chased residents from the Old West Ranch community about 10 miles south of Tehachapi was 25 percent contained.

The firefighting command revised Read the rest of this entry »

The Cross Bronx Expressway, that fume-choked expanse of concrete and steel that slices through New York City’s mainland borough, occupies a uniquely tragic place in the history of urban planning.

It displaced more than 60,000 middle-class residents during its construction between 1948 and 1963, and it cost $250 million–more than any highway project before it. The apartment buildings that line its growling trench have been home to generations Read the rest of this entry »

The Cross Bronx Expressway, that fume-choked expanse of concrete and steel that slices through New York City’s mainland borough, occupies a uniquely tragic place in the history of urban planning.

It displaced more than 60,000 middle-class residents during its construction between 1948 and 1963, and it cost $250 million–more than any highway project before it. The apartment buildings that line its growling trench have been home to generations Read the rest of this entry »