NY in 1920s growing up.

Just saw this from on a link from one of my Linkedin groups. It shows areal views of NY in the 1920s click on photo to go to the website. Romantic now but maybe not so much then. You can see high rises in Wall Street, mid-town, and shsh upper East Side. It was said land was so expensive millionaires near central park could not afford to live in there own mansions. The Empire State Building was not build yet. The pictures show close to 10 percent of all industrial production in the United States and the largest port in the US and maybe the world. Life was probably much like Hong Kong in the 1960s or Shanghai a few years ago in terms of income and infrastructure.

 

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About Matthew Mulbrandon

I really like maps, as I am a geographer, and with the help of my more artistic partner I make cool maps. My focus in work and education has been centred on urban problems particularly housing and transportation. I have built and am working on several agent-based housing models. I am also interested in developing innovative ways to combat urban congestion using buses and electric kick scooters. Also it has led me to more theoretical pursuits such as how we determine if a model or methodology is sound (epistemology). How individuals relate to their social and built environment and their resulting interactions (social theory). Cities and really all our institutions are made of people with all their issues, virtues, and dreams and cannot be discounted when examining policy or predicting behaviours.

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