Las Vegas is So Absurd It's Beautiful
Las Vegas, America's little slice of Dubai, got severely pounded by the GFC and had quite a few housing projects go bust. Combining this with the fact that its a city built in the middle of the goddam desert makes for some amazing aerial photography. The Atlantic has put together this amazing collection of aerial imagery of housing development, just for you.
Vegas looks a lot like what would happen if you let a chimpanzee play Sim City.
If you ever wondered what the phrase "orderly development of land" meant, this isn't it.