Author Archives: problogic

Largest “port” cities in the world

Below is a list of the largest cities in the world with the word “port” in their name. They are ranked by the core city population, not by metropolitan area and must have a minimum population of 20,000 residents to be … Continue reading

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Bringing equality in the sky – “The Powder Puff Derby of 1929”

This excellent book by author Gene Nora Jessen chronicles the first Women’s National Air Race. Starting in Santa Monica, California, these 19 female aviation pioneers raced to Cleveland, Ohio a mere two months before the Stock Market Crash and the … Continue reading

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Amazing offshore commercial airports

Above and below are a series of images of artificial island airports constructed offshore around the globe. Now and then, such proposals have been made for Chicago, Cleveland, and elsewhere, but to date all of those built have been in Asia (in China, … Continue reading

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The “Pleasantvilles” of America

A search of the internet identified 17 different variations of “pleasant” being used in the naming of a city or town in the United States. Needless to say, the use of “pleasant” as part of a place-name is meant to … Continue reading

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Seattle may join the super tall skyscraper club

While the exact height has yet to be determined, it appears Seattle will soon be joining that elite group of cities that are home to 100-story plus skyscrapers. A 101 story, 1.2 million square foot tower is proposed at the … Continue reading

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Largest Aussie and Kiwi commercial airports (by acreage)

Below is a list of the largest commercial aviation airports in Australia and New Zealand as measured by total acreage (using hectares and then multiplying by 2.471). Finding this land data proved to be more difficult than one would think … Continue reading

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Urban design without fake plastic signs

Originally posted on Panethos:
In many communities across the country, commercial signage seems to be employed in a manner that appears more appropriate in Las Vegas, Times Square, or in this Radiohead video for the song Fake Plastic Trees, rather than…

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