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the-new-yorker-logo.gifLETTER FROM NEW ORLEANS, THE LOST YEAR: BEHIND THE FAILURE TO REBUILD

Elizabeth English studies the effects of hurricanes on buildings, at the Hurricane Center of Louisiana State University, in Baton Rouge. “You need to think about how architecture helps shape culture,” she said, when I met her at a back-yard dinner party in Baton Rouge. English, who is fifty-two and slight, has the intensity of someone whose career has met its most significant challenge.

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