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hyperreal cartography & the unrealized city
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time-for-maps:

The partition of Germany as applied to UK and USA. [1944 x 2592]
calumet412:

A sketch of Marina City by George Charney for the Daily News, 1960, Chicago.
The Bertrand Goldberg designed towers were never meant to be 3, but Charney misinterpreted the original plans when he made his sketch. This was the erroneous rendition that went out to papers all over the country when the development was announced.
via Marina City Online
Map of the Proposed Elevated Railway in Brooklyn (undated, early 1880s)
The first elevated railway in Brooklyn ran down Lexington Ave in Bed-Stuy but didn’t jog down Ralph Ave, instead running down Broadway (this small section still exists today and caries the J/Z trains).
New York City and County, 1832
New York City without Central Park and a giant canal spanning Harlem.
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landmarksandfollies:

Paul Goes Tall - Unbuilt Projects And An Early Concept From Paul Rudolph’s Asian High Rise Period.
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Paul Goes Tall - Unbuilt Projects And An Early Concept From Paul Rudolph’s Asian High Rise Period.
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Paul Goes Tall - Unbuilt Projects And An Early Concept From Paul Rudolph’s Asian High Rise Period.
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landmarksandfollies:

Paul Goes Tall - Unbuilt Projects And An Early Concept From Paul Rudolph’s Asian High Rise Period.
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landmarksandfollies:

Paul Goes Tall - Unbuilt Projects And An Early Concept From Paul Rudolph’s Asian High Rise Period.
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landmarksandfollies:

Paul Goes Tall - Unbuilt Projects And An Early Concept From Paul Rudolph’s Asian High Rise Period.
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landmarksandfollies:

Paul Goes Tall - Unbuilt Projects And An Early Concept From Paul Rudolph’s Asian High Rise Period.
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landmarksandfollies:

Paul Goes Tall - Unbuilt Projects And An Early Concept From Paul Rudolph’s Asian High Rise Period.
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Paul Goes Tall - Unbuilt Projects And An Early Concept From Paul Rudolph’s Asian High Rise Period.
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landmarksandfollies:

Paul Goes Tall - Unbuilt Projects And An Early Concept From Paul Rudolph’s Asian High Rise Period.
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mapsontheweb:

Comparison of Modern Los Angeles Metro to the Pacific Electric System.
Source: EvilEyeJoe (reddit)
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urbangeographies:

THE “BURNHAM PLAN” OF CHICAGO:  ”Make no small plans”
Known popularly as the “Burnham Plan,” the 1909 Plan of Chicago actually was co-authored by both Daniel Burnham and Edward H. Bennett. This ambitious “City Beautiful” plan recommended an integrated series of projects including new and widened streets, parks, new railroad and harbor facilities, and civic buildings.
Although only portions of the plan were realized, it did set the pattern for reshaping Chicago’s central area. Beyond Chicago, the Burnham Plan proved enormously influential in America and elsewhere. It favored an emerging neoclassical “City Beautiful” movement and generally served as an important influence on the new field of city planning.
urbangeographies:

THE “BURNHAM PLAN” OF CHICAGO:  ”Make no small plans”
Known popularly as the “Burnham Plan,” the 1909 Plan of Chicago actually was co-authored by both Daniel Burnham and Edward H. Bennett. This ambitious “City Beautiful” plan recommended an integrated series of projects including new and widened streets, parks, new railroad and harbor facilities, and civic buildings.
Although only portions of the plan were realized, it did set the pattern for reshaping Chicago’s central area. Beyond Chicago, the Burnham Plan proved enormously influential in America and elsewhere. It favored an emerging neoclassical “City Beautiful” movement and generally served as an important influence on the new field of city planning.