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    New Photo Shows 'Spiderweb' City From Space

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    That would be Moscow, Russia. Pretty cool


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    Re: New Photo Shows 'Spiderweb' City From Space

    Reminds me of Houston a bit with the way it looks.


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    Re: New Photo Shows 'Spiderweb' City From Space

    I'm just assuming that traffic in the center of that is unbearable.



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    Re: New Photo Shows 'Spiderweb' City From Space

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    Reminds me of Houston a bit with the way it looks.
    was thinking about the same thing..... 610, Beltway, hw 6/ 1960.....



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    Re: New Photo Shows 'Spiderweb' City From Space

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    Reminds me of Houston a bit with the way it looks.
    That's the first city I thought of as well.


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    Re: New Photo Shows 'Spiderweb' City From Space

    Quote Originally Posted by johnpkelly81 View Post
    I'm just assuming that traffic in the center of that is unbearable.
    Probably something like this:



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    Re: New Photo Shows 'Spiderweb' City From Space

    Quote Originally Posted by johnpkelly81 View Post
    I'm just assuming that traffic in the center of that is unbearable.

    Traffic anywhere in Moscow is horrid. Combine too many cars with angry people and poor driving skills/habits it is a scary stuff.

    That's why I took the trains. No traffic jams UNDER the city.


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    Re: New Photo Shows 'Spiderweb' City From Space

    Houston, for reference.


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    Re: New Photo Shows 'Spiderweb' City From Space

    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    Houston, for reference.
    Do you know what year that was taken? I'm on the NE side and they almost have 8 completed all the way around. Plus the Summerwood area is exploding.



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    Re: New Photo Shows 'Spiderweb' City From Space

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    Do you know what year that was taken? I'm on the NE side and they almost have 8 completed all the way around. Plus the Summerwood area is exploding.
    Looks like 2002-2003


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    Re: New Photo Shows 'Spiderweb' City From Space

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    Do you know what year that was taken? I'm on the NE side and they almost have 8 completed all the way around. Plus the Summerwood area is exploding.
    That one is from 2002-2003. Here's a more recent one from March of this year:



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    Re: New Photo Shows 'Spiderweb' City From Space

    Driving in Moscow is like a NASCAR race with no finish line. Rubbing is racing there. The quality of most of the cars and trucks are worse than any thing on the roads here in the US. People don't think anything of just fixing their car right where it breaks down...even if that is in the middle of a 4 lane road during rush hour. Just pop the hood and see what you can do.

    The really nice stuff is owned by mobsters and they're the only people who get any respect on the road...mainly because hitting them is a potential death sentence. Our interpreter in Moscow had a friend that rear-ended a Mercedes SUV and the guy got out, tossed him the keys and said "this is your car now...get me a new one in 24 hours or I'll have you killed"...then took the guy's license.

    Moscow is a neat city and worth seeing. We spent about 5 days there total between trips (we adopted from Russia) and enjoyed it.



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    Re: New Photo Shows 'Spiderweb' City From Space

    Quote Originally Posted by khehr View Post
    Traffic anywhere in Moscow is horrid. Combine too many cars with angry people and poor driving skills/habits it is a scary stuff.

    That's why I took the trains. No traffic jams UNDER the city.

    Keep in mind they've also all had about a 1/5 of vodka for breakfast.


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    Re: New Photo Shows 'Spiderweb' City From Space

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    Keep in mind they've also all had about a 1/5 of vodka for breakfast.
    or because they are out and angrily driving to get more.



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