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Very nice pics jens. Sydney has a wonderful setting.
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Here's a photo I took of Spokane WA while flying from New York to Seattle in February.

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Don't know if these really belong here, but they are aerial pics of Dallas.... from 1933-34 (pop. ~265,000)...






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The layout of Dallas is really odd when you think about it. In those old aerials (especially the first one) it looks like a river city, like St. Louis, except there's no real river just a big flood plain. And then it the second one it's got this massive gap/gash running through the middle with more development on the other side.

They never would due to cost, but it would be funny if they just went whole hog and built a giant, graceful suspension bridge over the flood channel like it was a massive river.
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I think the founders of the city expected Dallas to become a "river city" and the notion of deepening the Trinity River all the way to the Gulf so it could accommodate cargo vessels was around into the '60s. Utter nonsense, of course. The other strange thing about Dallas' layout is that the original plan, a conventional grid, seems to have been abandoned fairly early on and all the streets just shot off at angles from the grid.

The reason for that flood plain is that it's a real flood plain. The Trinity used to be subject to severe flooding before they built dams upstream from Dallas and Ft. Worth.
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The layout of Dallas is really odd when you think about it. In those old aerials (especially the first one) it looks like a river city, like St. Louis, except there's no real river just a big flood plain. And then it the second one it's got this massive gap/gash running through the middle with more development on the other side.

They never would due to cost, but it would be funny if they just went whole hog and built a giant, graceful suspension bridge over the flood channel like it was a massive river.
I'm guessing you're just joking, but they are building a suspension bridge over the flood plain right now that will be completed this year, and will be building another after it.

There is/was a river there. It flooded downtown and surrounding areas so a flood plain and levees were built in the 1930s.
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I'm guessing you're just joking, but they are building a suspension bridge over the flood plain right now that will be completed this year, and will be building another after it.

There is/was a river there. It flooded downtown and surrounding areas so a flood plain and levees were built in the 1930s.
Really? That's interesting. I would have thought that a suspension bridge would not be the most cost-effective way to span the flood plan (given that any bridge crossing would not need to be very high, and I would assume it's easy to construct a causeway bridge when it's not flooded).
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Some of these before and after shots are amazing:

I-55 Corridor, Will County (1990):


I-55 Corridor, Will County (2010):



South end of Grant Park (1998):


South end of Grant Park (2010):
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