Earlier this week, Toxie, NPR's cutest toxic asset died
. One of the mortgages bundled into this asset was an investment property in Bradenton, Florida, which, like many Florida homes, has never been occupied or served as anything other than a financial instrument. Boston.com's Big Picture recently took a look from above
at the effects that this (and previous) housing bubbles have had on the development of Florida's cities and landscapes. How do you design a city that nobody plans to live in? (Previously
Toxie, the adorable little toxic asset purchased by NPR's Planet Money, has died
. Her story is told through adorable animation, a radio segment, a text story, and there's even a song at the bottom of the page.