I have no idea why Brad Pitt wants to pour his own money into rebuilding the Lower Ninth Ward. But, he does. He’s building homes for people who lost their own homes. That may be all that really matters.
There are about a dozen homes built and occupied already. There are another five or seven that are in various stages of construction. They are all green homes with solar panels, water retention systems any other green features. They are all modern. They are all very colorful. And, not one looks like any other one. That’s why I called it Disneyland. The colors are very much in keeping with the colorful nature of New Orleans. They are all raised and looking at the cement work and pile driving that was going on, I’d say that they would withstand at least Katrina-type winds.
Oddly, it’s very quiet out there. Very few people live there. It’s countryside in the city. With luck that will change.