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Old September 23rd, 2010, 06:13 PM   #1
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Most cookie-cutter city

it seems so beautiful from sky
however, it might be easy to imagine without seeing if you see one part of them. The high-rise apartment building complex might be so.
so might be old western city?

on the other hand, Tokyo might be chaos. ..












what do you think?

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Old September 23rd, 2010, 06:41 PM   #2
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That 2nd pic definitely takes the cake, which city is that??
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 06:46 PM   #3
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Barcelona.
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 08:27 PM   #4
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Barcelona.
Yep. That's the Eixample. The 19th century city enlargement after the city was finally allowed (by Madrid) to tear down its city walls and expand.

Amsterdam's canal area is amazingly planned as well. In the middle you can see the more chaotic old town surrounded by well planned canals from the city expansion (17th century).

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Old September 23rd, 2010, 08:54 PM   #5
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Yep. That's the Eixample. The 19th century city enlargement after the city was finally allowed (by Madrid) to tear down its city walls and expand.
it's been more than a hundred years and still crying???



anyways, I think nobody matches HK with its cookie cutter skyscrapers, and US and UK suburbs with its coockie cutter homes!
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 09:04 PM   #6
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Uhm, American Suburbs? (and some mexican ones modelled after them)
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 09:12 PM   #7
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it's been more than a hundred years and still crying???



anyways, I think nobody matches HK with its cookie cutter skyscrapers, and US and UK suburbs with its coockie cutter homes!
Such a sad character you are. It's obviously relevant as it explains why Barcelona could not grow organically... Anyway the last time I have a discussion with you. On the ignore list you go.
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 10:29 PM   #8
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anyways, I think nobody matches HK with its cookie cutter skyscrapers, and US and UK suburbs with its coockie cutter homes!
Hate to burst the bubble, but US is very much matched with cookie cutter suburbia.

And the Netherlands/UK with row-houses, surely.
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 10:51 PM   #9
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Damn, looks like you can get easily lost in Barcelona.
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 11:00 PM   #10
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US suburbs, obviously. And don't forget all those new towns in China which have that cookie cutter look goin' on.
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 11:18 PM   #11
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Definitely Chinese cities with their low rise apartments built from the 1970s.
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Old September 24th, 2010, 12:02 AM   #12
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Damn, looks like you can get easily lost in Barcelona.
the Eixample is sort of generic yes, also in architecture (...speculation...). Mostly outspokenly ugly even. It's the villages and cities inside the city that have the charm, and the diagonal and the old roads connecting them.

Easy to navigate though - uphill is away from the sea, downhill is towards the sea
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Old September 24th, 2010, 12:35 AM   #13
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Barcelona is amazing



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Old September 24th, 2010, 12:38 AM   #14
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the modern version, Athens:


Athens:

SCROLL>>>>


old pic, the buildings are white now after the Olympic makeover:


www.soest.hawaii.edu


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satellite:



close-up of the 'small' peninsular at bottom:

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Old September 24th, 2010, 12:39 AM   #15
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more Athens, the sea of 5-12 storey blocks, population 5 million, at one time with the 3rd most densely populated areas in the world:










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Old September 24th, 2010, 12:43 AM   #16
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Hong Kong

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Old September 24th, 2010, 02:12 AM   #17
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Las Vegas is pretty bad

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Old September 24th, 2010, 03:47 AM   #18
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the Eixample is sort of generic yes, also in architecture (...speculation...). Mostly outspokenly ugly even. It's the villages and cities inside the city that have the charm, and the diagonal and the old roads connecting them.

Easy to navigate though - uphill is away from the sea, downhill is towards the sea
There are hundreds of modernista masterpieces.

Athens is just crazy from above!
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Old September 24th, 2010, 07:10 AM   #19
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Oh My Fukin God!!! Athens just looks plain rediculous!!!...
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Old September 24th, 2010, 10:54 AM   #20
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What does the term cookie-cutter city mean?
I cannot find it on wikipedia, so can anyone explain it?
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