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Across the street stood this group of five apartment buildings. Long abandoned, they were almost emblematic of north city's problems, appearing in at least one newspaper article and remembered by residents long after they were demolished. These views are from December 1998.

Their presence lent an eerie, post-apocolyptic aura to the area -- as as if all else has been swept away by some unknown destructive force, leaving only these ghostly survivors, tough enough to hang on while everything around them blew away.

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