Beth

Posted by on Jul 27, 2010 in Wayne Liu | No Comments

Not sure where I’ve been… after the flood, briefly Bethleham, PA, where H.Musto has moved to, the new house on drier grounds, we presume, in this once company town, people have stopped dreaming of pink elephants

<The Bethlehem Steel Corporation (1857–2003), based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was once the second-largest steel producer in theUnited States, after Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based U.S. Steel.  After a decline in the U.S. steel industry and management problems leading to the company’s 2001 bankruptcy, the company was dissolved and the remaining assets sold to International Steel Group in 2003.  In 2005, ISG merged with Mittal Steel, ending U.S. ownership of the assets of Bethlehem Steel.  In 2007, the Bethlehem property was sold to Sands BethWorks, and plans to build a casino where the plant once stood were drafted. Construction began in fall 2007; the casino was completed in 2009. Ironically, the casino had difficulty finding structural steel for construction, thanks to a global steel shortage and pressure to build Pennsylvania’s tax-generating casinos. 16,000 tons of steel will be needed to build the $600 million complex.> From Wikipedia

http://richardrenaldi.blogspot.com/2010/06/walker-evans-bethlehem-pennsylvania.html

Many thanks to H.Musto’s wordplay in upcoming posts