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Western Grids

by Peter Sigrist

After seeing Natalia's picture of new development in the desert near Cairo, I remembered Alex MacLean's Designs on the Land: Exploring America from the Air, which has a section on urban grids. Here are some examples from the American West in the late 1900s.

Highway within the grid in Los Angeles.

Housing grid at the border near Douglass, AZ.

Housing oasis in Mojave, CA.

New suburban housing grid near Las Vegas.

Beginnings of a grid in Mojave, CA.

Credits: Photos by Alex MacLean.