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USA New Orleans' razing craze aims to clear way for post-Katrina recovery

New Orleans is on a mission to raze thousands of properties abandoned after hurricane Katrina. Many are in neighborhoods, such as the Lower Ninth Ward, where poor and minority residents were concentrated.

Ann Hermes/Staff

What hurricane Katrina started nearly seven years ago, the city of New Orleans itself is now in the unenviable position of finishing.

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