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Old May 3rd, 2012, 01:19 AM   #21
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In Rome the EUR district was never actually completed according the original plans because of WWII. The original name was EUR 42 (esposizione universale romana 1942) because of the 1942 expo supposed to take place in Rome, some images of the original plans:









...and now, only partially realized, and the Arco di Libera, not realized yet, is now sometimes proposed as a Memorial Arch for victims of wars worldwide...



























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Old August 4th, 2012, 10:58 PM   #22
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That looks so depressing even with the Italian sun on it... The scale of the buildings looks so inhumane it looks kinda looks eerie... Its nice to see the plan wasn't completed....
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Old August 4th, 2012, 11:04 PM   #23
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They're making Palpatine statues in Italy, that's cool
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Old August 5th, 2012, 06:48 AM   #24
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Pruitt Igoe - Horribly out of place, horribly thought out and basically a figurehead of failed government policy.



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Old August 5th, 2012, 07:48 AM   #25
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California's third-largest city by size exists largely in the imagination. Drive its wide boulevards and cozy cul-de-sacs. Listen to squealing children splashing in backyard pools. Watch men glide by in their steel behemoths and stay-at-home moms push strollers along tree-lined sidewalks.

It's all a mirage.

In 1958, Nathan Mendelsohn, a Columbia University sociology instructor turned developer, acquired 82,000 acres of desert in eastern Kern County, 100 miles from Los Angeles.

Mendelsohn called his vision California City and, despite the fact it was 10 miles from any highway, he believed it would become the state's next metropolis. The next San Fernando Valley.

Today a mere 14,000 souls call California City home. Most are clustered at one end of the massive tract. It's a sleepy outpost with its own school district and public bus service but no hotel or chain grocery. The police chief is also the director of parks and recreation, and the Rite Aid is the busiest place in town.

The rest of Mendelsohn's eccentric dream unfurls to the east, some 185 square miles of mostly unpaved streets — a ghostly monument to overreach that, from above, looks like a geoglyph left by space aliens. Only Los Angeles and San Diego leave a bigger footprint in the state.

Locals call this part of California City the "second community," a forefather of today's half-abandoned subdivisions stretching from Hemet to Hesperia and beyond.

Street signs point to Mendelsohn's aspirations. California City would be classy and educated, with thoroughfares named Stanford, Rutgers, Yale and Columbia. The car would be king: Cadillac Boulevard, Chrysler Drive, Dodge Street.

People steal the signs as souvenirs, especially ones named for cars. City leaders finally gave up and replaced many with simple wood posts that suggest pioneer grave markers.

"We put up new street signs and in a week they're gone," said Michael Bevins, the city's public works director. "How many times can you replace the sign that says Ford Street? It's pointless."

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Ordos - China


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http://coolinterestingstuff.com/ghost-towns-ordos-china


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Entire city of Niagara Falls, New York, USA - the entire downtown was completely bulldozed into a giant mud-pit - it's still pretty much destroyed to this day.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 12:37 AM   #29
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The plan to remove the remove the CPR Railyard from our Downtown has failed to lift off the ground for years, even decades. Not to say it's an eyesore, but the land could be better used for other stuff.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 02:02 AM   #30
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Its sad to see what has become of St Louis.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 01:16 AM   #31
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failed project in Montevideo, uruguay:









failed plan for the expansion of Montevideo



how the area of the Legislative Palace should look:

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Old January 31st, 2013, 01:21 AM   #32
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failed expansion of the cities of Salto and Paysandu in Uruguay



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Old April 2nd, 2013, 07:23 PM   #33
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well, 3 projects:















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Old April 2nd, 2013, 07:23 PM   #34
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Governance Palace, never build (Montevideo)

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Old April 2nd, 2013, 07:24 PM   #35
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the map with the avenues and palaces

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