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Awesome, I was wondering what St. Louis looked like before the Arch planners ripped out the old riverfront.
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Such a far removed city hall from a downtown core. Looks lonely out there.
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WHOA!! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

That looks like something from New York City, I had no idea that Philly looked like that back then!! One of the many reasons I hate how LA had a height ordinance =[
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It was actually simply because L.A. didn't want to have a dense, tall, shadowed downtown like New York. There was one building, on Spring and 4th, that was built over the 150ft limit on the early 1900s, and it scared the city into instituting the ordinance.
Philadelphia was a much more established center of industry and finance than LA back then. It isn't simply because of height ordinances. Philly would naturally have taller buildings back in the 1930s -- it was significantly larger, more established, and far more important nationally back then.
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everybody should check this thread at SSC for old photos of cities around the world.

in a time where Latin America had the best skylines outside the US
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You know, you could almost mistake the old Latin skylines for a Chicago, Detroit or New York!
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