Roadtown: Linear City Proposed 100 Years Ago Would Work Well Today

December 8, 2009 by  
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via No Tech Magazine In 1910, Edgar Chambless released Roadtown, outlining his idea for a linear city built on top of a railway line. “The idea occurred to me to lay the modern skyscraper on its side and run the elevators and the pipes and wires horizontally instead of vertically. Such a house would not be limited by the stresses and strains of steel; it could be built not only a hundred stories, but a thousand stories or a thousand miles….I would take the apartment house and all its conveniences and comforts out among the farms by the aid of w..

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