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Old 02-02-2014, 06:07 PM
 
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Show me exemplar cookie cutter housing--real, honest, straight from a conveyer belt.


Southwestern Tijuana area:

http://goo.gl/maps/kW4su
http://goo.gl/maps/IOmTd
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Richmond/Philadelphia/Brooklyn
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Richmond VA

https://www.google.com/maps?ll=37.48...,85.01,,0,3.42
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:52 PM
 
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http://goo.gl/maps/omDdr

http://goo.gl/maps/8p8e4
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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http://phillygreenhome.com/images/row_of_homes_1.jpg
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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The entire city of Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, VA.
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:55 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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The entire city of Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, VA.
Well, there you go. It's comments like that that make discussion of these issues so difficult.

Here's an example from my town:
https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-...ed=0CCwQ8gEwAA

Here are some in Pittsburgh:
Final Pittsburgh Neighborhood Rowhouses--warning many pics
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Time really helps cookie cutter become divergent. Look at Levittown today, not that cookie cutter anymore.

https://www.google.com/maps/preview/...yClfQD664w!2e0
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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While I can see calling Philly a "cookie cutter" urban environment (as whole blocks and neighborhoods were built to one plan), Pittsburgh is not for the most part. Sure, it has a lot of rowhouses, but these were generally built as singletons or in small groups of 2-6. It's very rare you'd see single row take up an entire block even back in the day, and with modern demolitions, there are probably less than ten such blocks left in the entire region.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:45 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Time really helps cookie cutter become divergent. Look at Levittown today, not that cookie cutter anymore.

https://www.google.com/maps/preview/...yClfQD664w!2e0
Yes, I agree, and in the Richmond picture, too, the houses all have landscaping and such, and don't look quite so much alike.

@eschaton-My point was that "cookie cutter" ism isn't new.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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@eschaton-My point was that "cookie cutter" ism isn't new.
Of course it's not. Even people who don't think that urban cookie-cutter exists think it's existed since Levittown, which was what, - over 65 years ago now?

I said in other threads that I think the basic point for "industrial level" construction of neighborhoods tended to be around 1900 or so. So you have early Victorian neighborhoods (say built out in 1870) which seem very heterogeneous and chaotic, and late Victorian ones (built out around 1910) which otherwise have similar form but tend to be much more monotonous.
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