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Old Posted Jan 27, 2010, 4:23 PM
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How does a city even come to look like this? And Forth Worth isn't a late 20th century city even, is it? What factors led to this odd island of a few highrises completely disconnected from anything else? Did they level all of the surrounding neighborhoods?
While not a complete answer, you can check out the progression of the city via historical aerials:

http://www.historicaerials.com/?poi=9697

The earliest photo is from 1956 - looks like a few highways are just starting construction, and this was before the real estate boom of the 1960s, so it gives a decent glimpse as to what the urban form presumably looked like in the period from the 1920s-1960s, and after that you can advance decade-by-decade to the present for your answer.
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