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May 2005

Sprol

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According to its tagline, Sprol is about planetary scrutiny. It’s a blog whose entries use Google satellite photographs and acerbic text to highlight places of environmental disaster and degradation.

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January 2003

Historic cities

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A joint project of the Historic Cities Center of the Department of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Jewish National and University Library.

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November 2002

The changing of the avant garde

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An online catalogue of visionary architectural drawings from the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The drawings come from the Howard Gilman collection, and are shown in a slick Flash presentation. Here’s an example of one drawing, with its explanatory notes:

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April 2002

The city stories project

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I have this idea. There is a thing that I call city-based storytelling. It’s somewhere in between a personal journal and a city guide. It’s a series of personal stories where the city itself becomes a character in your story. SF Stories is basically my long love letter to San Francisco. What city do you love?
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May 1999

Great Buildings Collection

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.. a gateway to architecture from around the world and across history … documents hundreds of buildings and lead­ing ar­chi­tects with 3D models, photographic images and archi­tec­tural drawings, plus commentaries, bibliographies, and web links, for famous designers and structures of all kinds ​—​the 3D mod­els are in DesignWorkshop format and viewing software for Windows 95/NT or Power Macintosh is free for downloading.

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