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Map from 1961 Promises Monorail to LA's 'Rim City'

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An article in the Chicago Tribune in 1961 explains how "tomorrow's map will be vastly different from today's. Great patches over much of it will indicate the super-metropolis cities which are already evolving out of our once-separated urban centers." Luckily, the article says, megalopolises like Los Angeles "will be saved from traffic self-suffocation by high-speed transportation -- perhaps monorails that provide luxurious nonstop service between the inner centers of the supercities, as well as links between the super-metropolises themselves." LA, the map shows, ends up as a "rim" city, somewhere between San Francisco's "finger" city and the "strip" city of Phoenix. [Paleo-Future]