Re: American Cities Getting Razed And Returned To Nature

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Tue 16/Jun/09 2:00pm

RussS wrote:
Henry Dorset Case wrote:Now I'd like a Bonneville as well as a Street Triple R, and an RC51 and RC45.


Like the RCs, but dunno about the Bonneville. Rode a CB100R for a while - always like Honda homologation specials Image


schwing! Have you priced up what they're worth now?
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Re: American Cities Getting Razed And Returned To Nature

Postby Scotty on Tue 16/Jun/09 2:04pm

ryancrawcour wrote:What is interesting is what it must cost to properly "raise" a city to return it to nature.

Probably less than itwould to maintain it or the costs involved in letting it "naturally" decay.
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Re: American Cities Getting Razed And Returned To Nature

Postby Tama on Tue 16/Jun/09 2:07pm

Scotty wrote:
ryancrawcour wrote:What is interesting is what it must cost to properly "raise" a city to return it to nature.

Probably less than itwould to maintain it or the costs involved in letting it "naturally" decay.

I'm guessing they just pull out everything of value (copper wiring etc.) and make sure there isn't anywhere for squatters to move into - and then let nature do it's work.

I saw a TV documentary on Prime a while back which looked at what would happen if humans disappeared off the face of the planet. They had nature reclaiming "civilisation" at a surprising rate of knots.
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Re: American Cities Getting Razed And Returned To Nature

Postby Scotty on Tue 16/Jun/09 2:18pm

This is an interesting stat:

it takes about $10,000 to grind up a mile of pavement and put down gravel. It takes more than $100,000 to repave a mile of road.
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Re: American Cities Getting Razed And Returned To Nature

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Tue 16/Jun/09 2:23pm

Tama wrote:I saw a TV documentary on Prime a while back which looked at what would happen if humans disappeared off the face of the planet. They had nature reclaiming "civilisation" at a surprising rate of knots.


Yeah I saw Mad Max 3 also. Mad Max 2 is still my favourite.
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Re: American Cities Getting Razed And Returned To Nature

Postby znomit on Tue 16/Jun/09 2:52pm

Heres 23 years later near chernobyl
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And those are mutant plants, so likely faster growing than your everyday weeds!
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Re: American Cities Getting Razed And Returned To Nature

Postby Willey_Coyote on Tue 16/Jun/09 2:59pm

^ COD4, sniper level
for all you gaming geeks

Notice how in that Nat Geo clip about the world without humans the icecaps would progress down into central Europe!!
maybe we are good for the planet ;)
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Re: American Cities Getting Razed And Returned To Nature

Postby RussS on Tue 16/Jun/09 3:18pm

Henry Dorset Case wrote:
RussS wrote:
Henry Dorset Case wrote:Now I'd like a Bonneville as well as a Street Triple R, and an RC51 and RC45.


Like the RCs, but dunno about the Bonneville. Rode a CB100R for a while - always like Honda homologation specials Image


schwing! Have you priced up what they're worth now?


yer - Ash King Honda had a spanker sitting there 10 years ago and wanted about $22K for it. A buddy of mine stateside thought that at about $11K USD it was a steal.
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Re: American Cities Getting Razed And Returned To Nature

Postby RussS on Tue 16/Jun/09 3:20pm

znomit wrote:Heres 23 years later near chernobyl
Image

And those are mutant plants, so likely faster growing than your everyday weeds!


On that subject - last time I was visiting my sister up in Michagan I spotted a shit load of sites that looked like that - and worse. There they don't have taggers & vandals roaming the place.
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Re: American Cities Getting Razed And Returned To Nature

Postby nostromo on Tue 16/Jun/09 7:39pm

I found this site http://www.detroityes.com/home.htm a while ago and spent a few hours going through it and never got to the end of the ruins.
Also http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0 ... 98,00.html is worth a look

I find it fascinating that 'civilisation' can decline like this and what was once monumentally valuable land and buildings become worthless plots and shells as the money and people melt away.
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Re: American Cities Getting Razed And Returned To Nature

Postby j2hyde on Tue 16/Jun/09 9:45pm

I read something about Chernobyl being a haven for wild and endangered animals now. Radiation is apparently far less dangerous than proximity to humans.

Good news that some Americans have found an innovative solution to the problems caused by economic redistribution. They're not all as dumb as the majority often pretend to be.
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Re: American Cities Getting Razed And Returned To Nature

Postby michael on Tue 16/Jun/09 9:47pm

j2hyde wrote:I read something about Chernobyl being a haven for wild and endangered animals now. Radiation is apparently far less dangerous than proximity to humans.


Apparently humans are the animal most susceptible to radiation?
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Re: American Cities Getting Razed And Returned To Nature

Postby j2hyde on Tue 16/Jun/09 9:50pm

I doubt it. And the article didn't suggest that.
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Re: American Cities Getting Razed And Returned To Nature

Postby woodsy on Thu 18/Jun/09 1:19pm

is it me or is that a jump like the ones in gta on that building for chern
chern7-b.jpg
insane stunt bonus!
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