Yep. I did it. I went full click-bait on this article. But I actually believe that this is so important to share that I’ll sacrifice my “don’t copy Buzzfeed” rule in hopes of getting more people to read this.
I found this sweet piece of JS that allows you to simultaneously compare two images.
It’s called JuxtaposeJS for anyone that cares.
Anyway, gave me an idea to put together one of Mankato now and then.
The image on the left was taken around 1920-1940 from what I can surmise… I’m pretty much basing it on the amount of cars and the shape of them.
The image on the right is from Google Earth. I tried my best to get the exact same angle, but it is surprisingly difficult. I recommend looking for landmarks like the Brett’s building or the Landkamer Building.
Move the slider back and forth to witness the destruction.
Sometimes the little insignificant areas in a city can have huge amounts of potential. All it takes is someone to think outside the box and imagine what could be instead of what is.
There’s been a lot of talk lately about the “Tschol” property. If you don’t know what or where that is, keep reading, I’ll explain. If you’re one of my further-flung readers, feel free to read up, but it’s heavily local, just an FYI.
History determines the future. We all know that and we’re well aware that it’s true. What happened in the past will definitely effect the outcome of tomorrow.
In the urbanism world we often refer to a “sense of place.” It’s this idea that we should be able to tell where we are and that our city has physical structure that makes us feel like we’re somewhere that is definable.
Over a series of articles I’m going to try and define what actually makes a place a “place.” We’ll see if I’m on or off compared to others that have tried to do the same.
I’m guilty of using this point when I want to win an argument. Millennials want options, especially in transportation.
If cities want to attract new talent, younger residents and diverse citizens, you need to invest in transit. Right? Well…
I was at Gunflint most of last week hence the reason you haven’t seen many posts. I am now back, on track and ready to roll.
Today’s MDM is brought to you by BIKING. Something I do quite a bit and something we need to invest in more.