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Old Posted Jan 7, 2010, 11:03 AM
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Aerial Photos

Aerial photos of cities are great, I love 'em!!

Here are are few I've come across that I would like to share with you. Enjoy.


Hong Kong

dm4379 on flickr, larger available - http://www.flickr.com/photos/1335477...7602024742421/





Philadelphia

From this NY website - http://www.nyc-architecture.com/SPEC/GAL-BW.htm




Houston

AJ Franklin, Panoramio
- http://www.panoramio.com/photo/744692




Cool eh?
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Old Posted Jan 7, 2010, 11:08 AM
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Fort Worth

RamblingRed on flickr
- http://www.flickr.com/photos/ramblin...07034/sizes/l/

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Fort Worth

RamblingRed on flickr
- http://www.flickr.com/photos/ramblin...07034/sizes/l/

How does a city even come to look like this? And Forth Worth isn't a late 20th century city even, is it? What factors led to this odd island of a few highrises completely disconnected from anything else? Did they level all of the surrounding neighborhoods?
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How does a city even come to look like this? And Forth Worth isn't a late 20th century city even, is it? What factors led to this odd island of a few highrises completely disconnected from anything else? Did they level all of the surrounding neighborhoods?
So how is it that you know what's to the right and left of downtown, and also the foreground? The photo only shows what it shows. What's with these forumers that make a judgement based solely on a photo or a few photos?
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How does a city even come to look like this? And Forth Worth isn't a late 20th century city even, is it? What factors led to this odd island of a few highrises completely disconnected from anything else? Did they level all of the surrounding neighborhoods?
While not a complete answer, you can check out the progression of the city via historical aerials:

http://www.historicaerials.com/?poi=9697

The earliest photo is from 1956 - looks like a few highways are just starting construction, and this was before the real estate boom of the 1960s, so it gives a decent glimpse as to what the urban form presumably looked like in the period from the 1920s-1960s, and after that you can advance decade-by-decade to the present for your answer.
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Old Posted Jan 28, 2010, 3:06 AM
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Aerial photos kick butt.

Here's two of Austin by our own LoneStarMike on the forum.


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Some of these aren't the most traditional areas, but are some of the better ones I can find:

Detroit


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One of the more unflattering angles of the downtown...


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Old Posted Jan 7, 2010, 7:56 PM
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Old Posted Jan 7, 2010, 9:28 PM
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Cool Thanks Guys!
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That first shot of Detroit is great. Any one of those buildings would be a landmark in Austin, in Detroit they don't even stand out.
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That Houston photo is way outdated.
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That first shot of Detroit is great. Any one of those buildings would be a landmark in Austin, in Detroit they don't even stand out.
I agree. Great views on Detroit!
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San Francisco

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Stanford


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I've taken some festive aerial shots over the years:

Toronto, 2006:






San Francisco, 2008:






Tempe, 2009:


San Diego, 2004:






New York City, 2003:








Phoenix, 2005:












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Some aerial shots I've taken:

New York:






Seattle:
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