Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Destruction and Suburbanification of My Neighborhood, in Aerial Pictures

Witness the awesome destruction and suburbanification of my neighborhood (southwest DC) in photographs, courtesy of BeyondDC and HistoricAerials.com:

Southwest in 1949, before it was "fixed":


Then in 1963, when the whole area had been razed to the ground:


And finally, the new, improved, suburbanized, highway-bisected southwest DC in 1979:


Another example of city planning "progress" that is not actually progress.

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