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.