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Old 02-01-2013, 08:45 AM
 
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Paris on the Anacostia

Interesting proposal but would the wetlands be allowed to be developed? I'm sure many groups would fight a proposal to do this. It would allow substantial growth without displacement of current residents though. Interesting proposal and design though. You only see this in old world Europe so it would be interesting either way. What are your thought's on the design?
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:09 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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Paris on the Anacostia

Interesting proposal but would the wetlands be allowed to be developed? I'm sure many groups would fight a proposal to do this. It would allow substantial growth without displacement of current residents though. Interesting proposal and design though. You only see this in old world Europe so it would be interesting either way. What are your thought's on the design?

Nice design, but its a pipe dream - eliminating 295 aint gonna happen.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Richmond/Philadelphia/Brooklyn
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Nice design, but its a pipe dream - eliminating 295 aint gonna happen.
But cars will eventually be eliminated, walkable communities, and rail will eventually lower their demand.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:40 PM
 
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Nice design, but its a pipe dream - eliminating 295 aint gonna happen.
Portland took out a riverfront expressway. Freeways can also be buried or capped. With all the redevelopment in Washington, it seems like the Anacostia waterfront is going to be ripe for rediscovery soon.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:50 AM
 
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Have they ever seen the Seine? It's a concrete-lined overgrown drainage ditch. Hardly something to aspire to.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:32 AM
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Have they ever seen the Seine? It's a concrete-lined overgrown drainage ditch. Hardly something to aspire to.
Long-time ago, can't remember it. Doesn't seem too different from the Charles River in Boston:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=bosto...41.62,,0,-7.21

which is rather noisy to walk along. I'd surprised if it's worse than the East River, but that's a low standard.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:04 PM
 
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Have they ever seen the Seine? It's a concrete-lined overgrown drainage ditch. Hardly something to aspire to.

really? the seine has been clean since the 1970s when it was cleaned up.
and it continues to receive overwhelmingly rave reviews from the tourists.


River Seine - Paris - Reviews of River Seine - TripAdvisor

Excellent 1,859
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Poor 26
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Long-time ago, can't remember it. Doesn't seem too different from the Charles River in Boston:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=bosto...41.62,,0,-7.21

which is rather noisy to walk along. I'd surprised if it's worse than the East River, but that's a low standard.
What do you mean by noisy?

I guess I always thought the Charles was a pretty great city river. Of course, you complain about the East River but my city has the "best" worst river - Los Angeles River.

Wow the word "river" makes no sense to me anymore, typed it too many times.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:17 PM
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What do you mean by noisy?

I guess I always thought the Charles was a pretty great city river. Of course, you complain about the East River but my city has the "best" worst river - Los Angeles River.
The Charles is nice, but some spots are nearly adjacent to an arterial. Some spots are noiser than others. The bike/walking path on the Boston side of the river is well done. Definitely a great city spots, but not perfect.

The Los Angeles River might have competition for a "better" worst river. Marks the border between Brooklyn and Queens:

Channelization made it one of the most heavily used bodies of water in the Port of New York and New Jersey and thus one of the most polluted industrial sites in America, containing years of discarded toxins, an estimated 30 million US gallons (110,000 m3) of spilled oil, and raw sewage from New York City’s sewer system... Its outgoing flow of 14,000 million US gallons (53,000,000 m3)/year consists of combined sewer overflow, urban runoff, raw domestic sewage, and industrial wastewater. The creek is largely stagnant, one cause in the 15-foot-thick (4.6 m) layer of polluted “black mayonnaise” that has congealed on the creek bed

Newtown Creek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

the photo from the link has a strong industrial wasteland / concrete jungle look. Los Angeles River does look kinda similar in its wiki page.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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The Charles is nice, but some spots are nearly adjacent to an arterial. Some spots are noiser than others. The bike/walking path on the Boston side of the river is well done. Definitely a great city spots, but not perfect.

The Los Angeles River might have competition for a "better" worst river. Marks the border between Brooklyn and Queens:

Channelization made it one of the most heavily used bodies of water in the Port of New York and New Jersey and thus one of the most polluted industrial sites in America, containing years of discarded toxins, an estimated 30 million US gallons (110,000 m3) of spilled oil, and raw sewage from New York City’s sewer system.

Newtown Creek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

the photo from the link has a strong industrial wasteland / concrete jungle look. Los Angeles River does look kinda similar in its wiki page.
Wooo that is pretty awful. The buildings built right up the edge of the "creek" make it that much worse. I think the LA River actually has some hope of turning back into somewhat of a natural river, there are lots and lots of plans to develop the LA River between Griffith Park and DTLA and places in the Valley.
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