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Offline KJP

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Detroit - Historical photos
« on: September 04, 2017, 09:54:32 AM »
Share your love for Detroit before racism, highways, elimination of transit, uncontrolled sprawl, corruption, automation, unfair trade practices, drugs, and crime destroyed it.

Every planner needs to hang this on the office wall.

+ a reminder to car commuters in cities,
who think their choice didn't come at a cost.

"Don't tell me what you value. Show me your budget and I'll tell you what you value." -- Joe Biden

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Re: Detroit - Historical photos
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 10:45:42 AM »
I found this huge aerial of Wayne County on Reddit a couple of weeks ago, taken in 1949. It's amazing how vast Detroit is, and of course it's devastating to see the city just a couple of years before expressways started to rip through the heart of the city:

http://gigapan.com/gigapans/147450

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Re: Detroit - Historical photos
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2017, 10:47:10 PM »
"The Center Cities need to come down."
-Le Corbusier

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