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Old May 12th, 2012, 06:59 PM   #41
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looks like artificial,like Brazilia,the Capital of Brazil.
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It looks scary but the Parliament building looks badass. Hopefully they'll continue making changes and move closer to a republic. Or at least develop the economy.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 09:41 PM   #44
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Any maps or aerials?

Quite impressive, but also a bit liveless and quite unfinished I think.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 01:43 PM   #45
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it's sprawling from an aerial perspective..
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The buildings themselves look nice but its not a city in my opinion. Nothing remotely urban at least, it is rather a loose collection of lots of single use complexes thrown into the forest around some lakes with big roads in between.
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Very much like Abuja Nigeria but not as developed at this stage.
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looks like artificial,like Brazilia,the Capital of Brazil.
At least there's life in Brasília:

By Augusto Areal

https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1502126
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Myanmar arrests French national after reported drone flight
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YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar police have arrested a French national in the capital, Naypyitaw, police and France’s embassy said on Monday, after the man reportedly flew a drone near parliament.

Naypyitaw is not a common destination for foreign tourists, but some curious visitors are drawn to its oversized official buildings and largely empty, runway-like roads. The junta constructed the city in secret and moved the country’s administration there in the mid-2000s.

In 2017, two foreign journalists for Turkish state TV station TRT World and their interpreter spent two months in a Myanmar jail for flying a drone over the legislature. The three pleaded guilty to breaching the colonial-era Aircraft Act.

Thein Min Htwe, a policewoman in Naypyitaw’s Ottara Thiri township, confirmed reports a Frenchman was detained for flying an unmanned aerial vehicle, but declined to say what charges he was arrested on.

Local media said police detained the man on a bridge at the entrance to Naypyitaw’s sprawling parliament complex on Thursday and that he was accused of illegally importing the drone.

More : https://www.reuters.com/article/us-m...-idUSKCN1Q00YY
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Old February 15th, 2019, 08:42 PM   #51
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All those modern purpose built capitals suffer from the Brasilia syndrom. I wonder why the planners can't build an urban capital anymore with proper urban qualities and not the sterile depressing atmosphere of some grand buildings thrown into some depressing mix of roads, parking lots and some greenery.

Washington DC is a planned capital after all. It might not be the most bustling of all places but at least its a proper city that isn't outright hostile to pedestrians.


Regarding Naypyitaw, it is even way worse than Brasilia. Its heart is no city at all, whatsoever. It is a forest with lakes and some hermetically sealed sprawling state institution complexes thrown into in considerable distance even to each other and some wide roads in between. The space between is also filled up a bit with loosely distributed residential blocks and at least 3 golf courses. While the immediate surrounding of the buildings may look nice and very green, this looks exclusively designed for cars even trips to the most basic local infrastructure probably need to be done by car.


This pictures says it all. This is not how a city looks like: https://plus.google.com/photos/photo...71680935857522
The above link shows the "urban view". If you look the other way this is what you see: https://plus.google.com/photos/photo...24779497759986
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Old February 16th, 2019, 02:36 PM   #52
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Yeh I dont understand why some cities are still planned in such a way, theres countless examples that show it dooms it to failure. Why dont they look to cities that are actually successful and desirable? New york, Paris, London, very high density is absolutely critical to the success of a city, it just cant work without it
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Old February 16th, 2019, 04:06 PM   #53
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Well, I can think of a reason why. That capital is not supposed to be an urban place but if need be a high security facility that can be defended by the army effectively against even large scale intrusion or major civil uprise.

That is why there are huge swathes of nothingness, high fences, superhuge roadways (to enable swift mobilization of the army even with heavy equipment)
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