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Old 03-13-2012, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Attached is a pdf that showing an aerial view of (part of) a desolate, seemingly high-tech cityscape, probably in the U.S. It's said to be late 1990s, but I'm thinking older: maybe in the wake of urban renewal "clearing" operations. A friend found it in his filing cabinet but we can't identify where it is.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Thank you,
Wm. casey
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Identifying aerial of unknown U.S. city-unknown-aerialp.jpg  
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:38 AM
 
Location: The City
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I think it is Houston but looks somewhat modified
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I wanna say Houston in the 1970s.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:39 AM
 
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I once saw this picture before somewhere else. I think it is Houston, or one of the Texas cities. Don't take my word as final because I could be wrong but that is what I remember. You may need to ask other people on C-D too and they may know the answer.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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looks like that tall building in top center is still around in midtown Houston.

That Highway also looks like 45 North

Edit: this is it:
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=77002&...77002&t=h&z=18
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:56 AM
 
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It's definitely Houston. I've seen it multiple times before in discussions of what happened to American cities regarding the urban renewal period.
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:34 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Someone plopped some random tall buildings in a parking lot!
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Center City
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Agree it's Hosuton. This is the view from roughly the same angle today: Houston, TX - Google Maps
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Someone plopped some random tall buildings in a parking lot!
Holy parking lots!
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:40 PM
 
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Holy parking lots!
They really knew how to create car-friendly downtowns back in those days.

Hey wait a second, where the hell is my car? There's a parking lot on every block...
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