11 August 2010

Transportation system: New York 1940s vs. Beijing 2010s

A couple of interesting videos related to mobility in a metropolis, distant in spatial terms but also chronological: first a short movie about New York City in the 1940s; although 1941 appears as release date some footage is more recent, coming from the early '50s. The idea of blood circulation from William Harvey is taken as a main reference to represent and explain mobility and fluxes right from the title: "Arteries of New York City".

Second video, a TV Chinese broadcast about the new "Straddling bus"(to be seen along Beijing's streets soon?).

Related posts:
The Changing City - mid 1960s
Urban renewal: 1955 vs. 2006
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