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Miami’s Geometric Oddities from the Sky

26 February, 2016

On a recent flight back from Puerto Rico, the Author had a layover at Miami international Airport. It was the first time she had ever seen Miami, from the sky, ground or otherwise. What a peculiarly laid out city! The western districts are dotted with a smattering of oddly shaped, man-made lakes — perhaps built to alleviate the flooding that inevitably happens when a city is built on marshland? And then, suddenly, the suburbs abruptly end where city planners have yet to dredge and the Everglades finally begin.

One wonders, along with Elizabeth Kolbert in the New Yorker, how long before Miami is consumed by the Atlantic Ocean to the East and the Everglades to the West. The Author hopes she gets to visit more than the airport before that day comes.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sally Jarvis permalink
    26 February, 2016 5:19 pm

    Very interesting!

    Charlotte Lancaster

    On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 4:13 PM, the Diligent Observer wrote:

    > a Diligent Observer posted: “On a recent flight back from Puerto Rico, the > Author had a layover at Miami international Airport. It was the first time > she had ever seen Miami, from the ski, ground or otherwise. What a > peculiarly laid out city! The western districts are dotted with a s” >

  2. 27 February, 2016 7:39 pm

    this commenter believes it is to create more property value. Some kind of “Waterfront” is coveted…

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