Tag Archives: Cities

1920: Edinburgh

Alfred G. Buckham: Aerial view of Edinburgh (c. 1920)

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1950: Atom Bomb Hits New York City

Chesley Bonestell: Atom Bomb Hits New York City; cover illustration for the August 5, 1950 issue of Collier’s magazine.

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1964: World’s Largest Miniature City

Built for the 1964 World’s Fair at a cost of $672,000 (about $5.3 million in 2017), the Panorama of New York City at the Queens Museum is  the world’s largest architectural model of a city. It includes about 895,000 miniature … Continue reading

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1938: Death Loop

  Tullio Crali: Upside Down Loop (Death Loop) (1938)

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1962: You’ll Lose a Good Thing

Bruce Davidson: Chicago, 1962. I like to think this is playing on the jukebox.

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1929: The Metropolis of Tomorrow

Hugh Ferriss: Illustration from The Metropolis of Tomorrow (1929) (source)

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1756: Allegory

Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Allegorical Frontispiece of Rome and its history from Le Antichita Romane (1756)

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