This model of Los Angeles, for example, was built through the WPA program in 1938 to aid planners in the development process. It resides at the Natural History Museum.
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Loved this article. Here are some more models: http://andynashnetwork.blogspot.com/2010/03/city-models-and-miniatures.html
Andy Nash, Vienna
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