The small Virginia city embarked on a massive works project to rebuild, refurbish and renovate its public buildings. Then the housing bust hit.
July 19, 2012 Kathy Miller, 62, swims in the pool inside the Manassas Park Community Center. She said she has been coming to the pool since the community center opened. It's always empty, she said, so she gave up her expensive health-club membership. Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post Buy Photo