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Old Posted Oct 16, 2009, 4:25 AM
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Really cool renderings. Just pen/ink, no digital photo realistic computer rendering.

The proposals above are really cool. You think about the people involved back then, probably had little idea they were planning the downtown of one of the worlds largest cities of the 21st century.
The street sizes and amount of park/landscape space strike me. They seem to be very formal plans, that obviously never happened.
I wish some of the grand European style plans that were created at the turn of the century actually came to fruition. Burnhams plan for Chicago & SF would be interesting today, even the just the street patterns.
Frederick Olmsteds parks plan for LA would be great today....

This link shows Olmsted plan from the 1930's
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