BlathrWayne Lorentz

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Iʼm still standing

Thursday, May 26th, 2022 Alive 18,657 days

A weathered building in New Orleansʼ French Quarter

One of the interesting things about the built environment in New Orleans is the way some buildings manage to survive.

Houses in New Orleans have to deal with termites, mold, rising damp, horrendous rainstorms, aggressive vegetation, and more.

A weathered building in New Orleansʼ French Quarter

Looking at buildings like these makes me wonder how many dozens of hurricanes theyʼve been through, but are still standing after a hundred or more years.

Meanwhile, the house I rented in Las Vegas needed major repairs just 20 years after it was built.

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