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Old 02-27-2019, 11:53 PM   #121
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You have to strike a balance. The 110/105 spaghetti's is an unsung hero, that helps in a great balancing act within the LA Freeway system.

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Old 02-28-2019, 12:00 AM   #122
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John and Charlie those are awesome. Thank you for posting!
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Old 02-28-2019, 10:56 AM   #123
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I wonder if those images from the City of Boston Archive are of an early version of the map room at the BPDA (then BRA of course). Looks similar to me.

Visit if you haven't. Anyone who spends any time on aB would get a lot out of it. (http://www.bostonplans.org/about-us/model-room)
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Old 02-28-2019, 03:46 PM   #124
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Here's a sweet one. The 1969 proposed Route 2 interchange at Alewife Brook Parkway. The view faces north. Route 2 to Lexington goes off to the left. The Red Line extension curves west towards Belmont/Waltham instead of Arlington. I grew up about two blocks from this location.

Jesus that's terrifying.
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Old 02-28-2019, 05:02 PM   #125
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what's truly terrifying is the swath of tract-housing the artist envisioned for poor arlington and belmont. yikes.
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Old 02-28-2019, 09:46 PM   #126
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what's truly terrifying is the swath of tract-housing the artist envisioned for poor arlington and belmont. yikes.
Looks like the highway rendering depicts Arlington accurately. Here is Alewife today:

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Old 03-04-2019, 01:43 PM   #127
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you think that dense, non-homogenous, non grid-style area in the upper and upper-left portion of the photo is accurately depicted by the tract houses in the same area of the 1969 render? ok.
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Old 03-04-2019, 02:15 PM   #128
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you think that dense, non-homogenous, non grid-style area in the upper and upper-left portion of the photo is accurately depicted by the tract houses in the same area of the 1969 render? ok.
I think that was a case of a lazy render. The houses in the actual picture were already there in 1969, so we shouldn't think the render was suggesting tearing them out and replacing them, so much as that it was showing that the area was residential.
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Old 03-04-2019, 11:16 PM   #129
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If the aerial photo were at the same angle as the rendering, Arlington would be laid out the same in both. The rendering did minimize the presence of trees, which changes the look quite a bit. Apparently, trees weren't popular in the late 1960's.
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