Monday, 6 June 2016

California City: The Unbuilt Suburb

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Nat Mendelsohn had a dream. A city that was going to rival Los Angeles, in three hundred and twenty square kilometers of Mojave desert paradise, centered around a beautiful park.

Seen on a map it might seem as if perhaps Mendelson's dream came true, for hundreds of miles of named streets cut through the desert area known as California City, ending in cul-de-sacs, and looking much like a large suburban community has been built. However, on closer inspection one quickly notices something missing: houses.

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