Slate tale of 'Unbuilt Highways' resonates here
The online Slate magazine is running a fascinating article on the "Unbuilt Highways" that have left lasting marks on major cities in the United States and abroad.
Baltimore is not among the cities named in the article -- which include New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington and Seoul -- but it easily could have been included. There are certainly few other cities where roads that were planned but not built have had greater community impacts. You can look to the "Highway to Nowhere" as a visible reminder of the scars left on West Baltimore, while Fells Point and Canton stand are historical monuments to that which might have been lost had highway foes not rallied to their defense.