Metropolis, cities and small towns: some are really big and recognizable, some others are small and uniquely shaped, or with an odd shape.
The aerial views of the city classified @worldurbanplanning instagram account are as surprising as unexpected.
A interesting way to find out how the streets, the layout of the buildings and urban plans of the city development really are.
The planned city of La Plata, the capital city of the Province of Buenos Aires, is characterized by its strict grid pattern. At the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris, the new city was awarded two gold medals for the “City of the Future” and “Better performance built.” /// This is the fifth post in our week focused on urban planning /// Source imagery: @digitalglobe
The construction of Parliament House in Canberra, Australia involved the removal of the top half of Capital Hill (the mound on which the structure was built). After the project was completed, much of the displaced earth was replaced on top of the building where a lush, green lawn now grows. While much of Canberra was designed by by Walter Burley Griffin in 1913, this specific complex opened in 1988, is designed to look like two boomerangs, and contains approximately 4,400 rooms. /// Source imagery: @digitalglobe
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This week we will be looking at fascinating examples of urban planning – a major focus of the Where We Design chapter in our new book “Overview”. To start off, here is one of our favorite shots of the radiating streets that surround the Plaza Del Ejecutivo in Mexico City, Mexico. If you have examples of other cities that you think might look particularly mesmerizing from above, please let us know in the comments! /// Source imagery: @digitalglobe
Today I’ll be traveling throughout the freeway network of Los Angeles, well known for its massive interchanges (and traffic). The Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange is a stack highway interchange located near the Athens and Watts neighborhoods in South LA. This junction is composed of five levels that scale to a staggering height of more than 40 meters (132 feet). /// Created by @benjaminrgrant, source imagery: @digitalglobe
Naarden is a star fort in the Netherlands. The city was constructed in the manner seen here so that an attack on any individual wall could be defended from the two adjacent star points by shooting at the enemy from behind. Today Naarden is home to roughly 17,000 residents. /// Source imagery: @digitalglobe
Today is Bastille Day or La Fête Nationale as its known in France. The holiday commemorates the start of the French Revolution which began in 1789 with the Storming of the Bastille, a fortress and prison. In modern times, the day’s most celebrated event is a military parade through Paris that begins at the Arc de Triomphe – seen in this Overview – and ends at Place de la Concorde. Today also happens to be my birthday. Joyeux Quatorze Juillet! /// Source imagery: @digitalglobe
Happy Fourth of July! The incredible shot shows the Statue of Liberty in New York City. The colossal copper structure depicts a robed female figure — Libertas, the Roman goddess of liberty — who bears a torch and a tablet upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence — July 4, 1776. The statue is an American icon of freedom and a welcoming sight to immigrants arriving from abroad. We hope everyone in the US has had a fantastic holiday weekend! 📷 by @jeffreymilstein
St. Peter’s Basilica – captured on Easter Sunday last year with a crowd of 150,000 worshippers – is located within Vatican City in Rome, Italy. The church regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites and one of the greatest architectural feats in all of Christendom. Construction of the church began in 1506 and was completed in 1626. Happy Easter from Daily Overview! Source imagery: @digitalglobe