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Reconstructing Abandoned Factories in the Midwest

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Reconstructing Abandoned Factories in the Midwest

Long-abandoned factories have scarred the landscape here for many generations. Tens of thousands are sitting in the Midwest, the tally growing by the day as companies shut more plants down. There may be as many as one million such properties across the United States. Some spaces are now being used in innovative ways, but there are huge challenges to renovating these sites. Changing Gears reporter Niala Boodhoo in Chicago takes a look at what’s involved in taking these places apart – and putting them back together.

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