Every DC city has at least once, been nearly wiped off the map by a supervillain, and extensive damage is common in events like these. And yet, often in the next issue, the damage has been repaired, and everyone goes on with their lives while the villain has either been imprisoned to later escape very soon, got away to plot revenge, or killed to be resurrected a month later.
How can these cities, especially Metropolis, pay to have such destruction repaired as if nothing happened? It just amazes me. Has this ever been addressed?