I have been extremely busy and unable to go on foot and take some pictures of some neighborhoods I am studying, so google will have to suffice. Here is a street view of the neighborhood near Lake and Kedzie.
As you can see this is a neighborhood with high transit accessability, and yet the areas near the station has been almost completely demolished.
This area is the Garfield Park neighborhood, which you may remember from a previous post was a hot spot for violent crime.
This image is from 2009. Unfortunately I haven't been out there to take 2012 pictures but I know that this neighborhood has seen a few more building razed over the last year and a half. An interesting question is: is this policy effective at combating violent crime?