Buffalo Implosion: Abandoned and Vacant Properties

by / Nov. 11, 2014 2pm EST

Per the City of Buffalo’s real property database, 16,965 of our city’s 93,475 properties were listed as vacant or abandoned in 2013.

Local artist Matthew Nagowski’s Nobody Circles the Wagons (Parts I — VI)  explores the implosion of abandonment and decay that has occurred within Buffalo’s corporate boundaries, even as hopes abound with the city’s population stabilizing and an increased amount of investment in certain neighborhoods.

Rendered using the Processing open source programming language. Data courtesy of Brian Borncamp and the Buffalo Open Data project.