Los Angeles/Palmdale Aqueduct

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Post #4-Bryce Lewis

17 Oct 2014 --- The California Aqueduct in the Mojave Desert near Palmdale CA. --- Image by © Steve Proehl/Proehl Studios/Corbis
17 Oct 2014 — The California Aqueduct in the Mojave Desert near Palmdale CA. — Image by © Steve Proehl/Proehl Studios/Corbis

Being able to see this during the day is a spectacle to see. The amount of water that the aqueduct holds is amazing, not to mention the great view of the city. Over winter break I went to Palmdale for Christmas, this is where my girlfriend’s parents live.

The reason why I think this aqueduct or aqueducts are important particularly in architecture is they can affect how the architect designs cities. In the picture shown, you see that the stream created specifically goes around the city rather than through. Designing an aqueduct like this can help with adding more housing and give more freedom to the builders because there is less to deal with to build around for one example.

Overlook of the City of Palmdale. (Aqueduct on the left)

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