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Old Posted Jun 5, 2014, 3:27 AM
Martin Pal Martin Pal is offline
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Originally Posted by Beaudry View Post
Sometimes I find a useful way to wrap your head around a problem of neighborhood is to visit the local Giant Model of Downtown in 1940...
Interesting comment on the model:

What have you just seen? A model of Los Angeles, built by the WPA from 1938-40, for the purposes of city planning (via which they evidently deduced “it all goes!”)…on a related note, this model was once many, many times larger. The County (whose infinite wisdom never ceases to inspire) dumpster’d the majority of it in the 70s.

Incredible, just throwing it out. May someone have wanted to buy it, or take it for free? I mean, really.
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