Archaeology from above
January 11, 2011 8:15 AM Subscribe
posted by schmod (15 comments total)
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contains a surprisingly large database of aerial photography dating back to the dawn of aviation, with a Google-Maps-like interface.
Often times the pictures tell a dramatic story. In one such example, Washington, DC decided in the 1950s that the city's residents should all live in tiny skyscrapers
, and razed an entire quadrant of the city
in anticipation of that goal. Can you spot any similar stories in your city?