Behold! The Astonishing Spread of Suburban Sprawl in LA

We talk a lot about the evils of sprawl here on TH -- it's inefficient, energy-intensive, promotes driving, makes you fatter, and so on and so forth. So perhaps you'd be interested to take a look at just how differently real estate developers of the 20th felt about sprawl in LA. These before and after shots of the city in 1908 and 2002 may indeed blow your mind.

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