That's what the Calculated Risk blog is suggesting:
And since Obama asked for suggestions ... How about a demolition program?While we don't support another large government "stimulus", if one must occur, this sounds like a very interesting idea.
First, if any state and local governments have old idle buildings waiting for future plans, why not demolish them today? This would provide jobs for local workers, and prepare the land for future development and remove an eyesore. The Federal Government could pay for this demolition.
The federal government can pay people to demolish the bad rather than build more of it. This has alot of potential.