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Re: OT: Street systems (was: Spatial thinking)

From:Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Date:Friday, January 23, 2004, 14:26
--- Tim May <butsuri@...>
> John Cowan wrote at 2004-01-22 08:05:02 (-0500) > > Tristan McLeay scripsit: > > > > > That has nothing to do with a grid, > though; it comes from a > > > neumeric system. > > > > There can be and are grids without numbers, > as you say; but a > > numeric system without a grid is hardly > conceivable. I am told > > that somewhere in London's twisty little > maze of streets, all > > different, there are a First, Second, and > Third Streets -- forming > > a triangle. Feh. > > > > but it's > unlikely that anyone would call a triangular > set of roads avenues.
Washington, DC. There are quite a few elongated and odd triangles where Avenues cross. Kansas, Eastern and Misouri being one. Alaska, Eastern and Georgia form a bisected right angle (with Aspen St. forming the base of both triangles). Pennsylvania, Southern and Branch form another triangle. Though imperfect, the biggest triangle of all are Eastern, Constitution/Independence and Western, encompassing the whole of DC north of the Capitol. Imperfect, because bits of that triangle are in Virginia (and Independence, Constitution and E. Capitol St. conflue at RFK Stadium. Course, triangles are a natural in DC, which itself is composed of four triangluar regions. Padraic. ===== â-dim peresatî Zarathustrô: ko-nare ahî? yim azem vîshpahe a&#331;hêuš astvatô sraêštem dâdaresa. â-dim prcchat Jarathustrah: ko nara asi? yam aham vî&#347;vasya âsoh asthivatah &#347;restham dadar&#347;a. ççoç peparcti Çaratostariyyas: his hanaras ossta? icom acâ, alohostanoççexomes, takam maxamâsanar a-hawisesâ. -- Yasna ix -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .