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Door in/to Cities: Merced

by Natalia Echeverri

During the last decade, the real estate boom reached an unsustainable pace, leaving behind irresponsible developments. The suburbs in the California Central Valley and Delta rolled outward from the core cities in a rush of new developments only to be suddenly arrested.
In places like Merced, CA, the weeds have taken over the abandoned suburban lawns, while the houses sit unfinished--no doors needed.

Credits: Image of Merced foreclosures from Natalia Echeverri.