Archaeology from above
January 11, 2011 8:15 AM Subscribe
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?