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Old Posted Oct 4, 2006, 4:51 AM
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USA Sprawl Festival continued: Buffalo

Link to the first thread in this series:
USA Sprawl Festival

Or, click on the following links to see just individual cities in that thread:

Kansas City
Some northern Denver suburbs
Albuquerque
Seattle
Las Vegas
Dallas-Fort Worth
Some western & southern Minneapolis suburbs
Orange County, California
Philadelphia
Tucson
Orlando
Northern Virginia/DC
Cleveland
Houston
Atlanta
Indianapolis
Long Island, New York
Jacksonville
Boston

And the 2nd round ones:

Phoenix-East
Phoenix-South
Phoenix-North
Phoenix-West
Portland
Silicon Valley
Los Angeles
San Bernardino County
San Diego - south
San Diego - north

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BUFFALO

Oh yeah . . . Buffalo!!!



When I was going through Windows Live Local to do this, it looked like Buffalo had more sprawl under construction than did Boston!

Let's take the train to Buffalo. Lots of trains to choose from.














Go Bills!




Yay! A trailer park!


This was down near Hamburg, I think.


NOT sprawl. I thought I'd put this here so you could compare it with the actual sprawl.




The requisite mall.




Again, not really sprawl - maybe. Just for comparison purposes. Though it's not as dense as the other one above.


This has nothing at all to do with sprawl, and it's not even in the US. I just put it here cause it's such a cool picture!




Since this is Buffalo we're talking about, gotta include a couple factories.


Another factory.


New stuff under construction.


Some more recently-built stuff.


A grid, but definitely sprawl.


This was waaaay far out to the east.
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Old Posted Oct 4, 2006, 1:47 PM
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Eak... And it just keeps coming.
At least Downtown Buffalo is getting some new development too.
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wow

so many of those places don't have fenced yards

i can't imagine living without a fence
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Old Posted Dec 10, 2006, 7:58 AM
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The galleria is being expanded right now too, there will be a Cheesecake Factory and Barnes&Noble where part of that parking ramp is, and a new Regal Cinema. I can also claim to have played tennis in gym class on those courts in the upper left of the picture of the mall. It's pretty ridiculous here, and the worst part of the sprawl is the ugly as shit UB north campus. It's like a self-contained small city right outside of a city that could have used the campus to take up some of the large amount of space it has to offer. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.
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Yowsers. You could fit 8 of the Las Vegas "computer chip" sprawl houses on one of those huge Buffalo lots. Just look at those ridiculous driveways, you could have 10 people over without anyone having to park on the street.
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I've noticed when traveling to the northeast that a lot of new neighborhoods are carved out of the woods and almost all trees are cut down, and not replanted. A person in a coffee shop in NH told me that many people don't want trees, because they want all the light possible in the gray months. I guess that makes sense. In states like Texas where summers are so hot, we keep most of our trees in the forested areas like East Texas, and in non-woodsy areas we plant them so that when the neighborhood ages, it becomes shaded for the brutal summeres and becomes attractive. Maybe it is indeed just a factor of climate. I don't really know. Any thoughts on that?
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Why do so many people need pools in Buffalo? Is this the new suburban status symbol? I grew up in sprawl in Philadelphia, but I don't remember many people having pools then (left in 2001).
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Why do so many people need pools in Buffalo? Is this the new suburban status symbol? I grew up in sprawl in Philadelphia, but I don't remember many people having pools then (left in 2001).
The private pool has been a status symbol everywhere I've ever been in my lifetime. A lack of community pools could increase private pools... but even with nearby community pools... many people buy their own. And if you're living in the type of sprawl in these photos, kids can't walk or bike to community pools anyways.
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Reminds me of Milwaukee's housing stock. If there were more trees and less pastel colour paints, I'd probably tell you that was Milwaukee.
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Its a friggen shame...
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The pools are for gazing and reflecting, not swimming.
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