Saturday, April 08, 2006

Ultimate Parking

From the book The City Assembled, by Spiro Kostof.

The caption for this photo reads:

Houston, TX, has come to represent the automobile-oriented city in its purest form. With a vast growth in area and a steady increase in automobile community to ever-higher office buildings (95% of Houstonians depend on cars for all their transportation), up to 70% of the central business district is taken up by roadways and parking. The lots also form a holding pattern for properties awaiting development.

A scary view of a fast growth urban area.

1 comment:

Joe Moraca said...

Hey what timing ... I just today got "The City Shaped" also by Spiro Kostof... looks to have lots of great pictures. I will see if the amazon rating is vaild.

Joe Moraca
http://www.moraca.org