* Imminent danger - In September 1986, residents of 23 homes were told to move out within 24 hours because their homes were in "imminent danger of collapse." The city later retracted the 24 hours. An additional 56 homes were found to be in "dangerous" condition.
The city used $35 million, mostly federal money, to buy and demolish about 900 homes and to pay relocation costs for residents, as well as for environmental remediation.
* The 10-year exodus - Cecily Peterson-Mangum, of the Logan Community Development Corp., said that it took more than 10 years to relocate most of the people living in the Logan Triangle.
* What's next? - In recent years, a number of proposals have been floated to redevelop the area, including a supermarket, senior housing and shopping malls. One plan for housing fell through. But just over a year ago, officials from the Redevelopment Authority were pointing to the idea of green space for recreation and maybe even a tree farm.
- Valerie Russ