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Baltimore brings in the bulldozers as it seeks to bring back its rich past

It is spending millions tearing out blighted pieces of itself in the hope that the rest of the city will bloom

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The promise of demolition is twofold. It eliminates the hazards associated with abandoned buildings and boosts the values of the houses that are left. It also creates green space - sometimes urban gardens, sometimes weedy lots.

Baltimore

THE nine rowhouses a few blocks from Johns Hopkins Hospital stood for more than a century, through waves of immigration, two world wars, the upending of the city's economy and a shift in its racial makeup.

The arched windows along the 900 block of North Bradford Street

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