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Lmichigan

Above Ann Arbor...

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Here are some aerials I found of A Squared courtesy of:

Airplane Lane - http://www.flickr.com/photos/photons/

Looking East of Downtown and UofM and UofM Hospital campus (upper left)

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Almost a shot of the whole thing looking east

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Fast-growing village of Saline (Suh-Lean) in Metro Ann Arbor. I hope they can rope in that growth better than this.

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The suburban North Campus on the other side of the river

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Looking northeast

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South/Sports Campus

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Northeast, again.

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The whole thing and the end

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Amazing photos!! Great find LMich.

Dang, just look at Pioneer High School. It's friggin huge! Their grounds alone could fit the entire Central Campus of U of M.

For the first time, I can see where they are constructing the East Medical Campus in the north campus photos way in the upper right corner.

I'm also excited to see what's going to happen to that brown patchy spot over Lowertown Ann Arbor. Not only is it supposed to get a major new urbanist retail/hotel project. The university is planning on building 5-7 new medical buildings that may be 10-15 stories.

Now if only we can get a few 40-50 story buildings, our downtown will look even better from the air.

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Wonderful pics, Lmich. It really made me "homesick" for A-squared, a town that I lived in for part of seven years. Wolve, Pioneer High may be big, but it is bursting at the seams. That is why a new high school is being built in the northwest corner of the city.

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Haha, it also dwarfs the big house. Here's the school:

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my mom graduated from pioneer, never realised how big it was.

Awsome pics of AA, not often you get pics of the "skyline" has anyone taken any pics of the skyline from ground level. I know that it's a street level city, but from what i recall there are a couple of spots where you can get good shots.

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Go check out the "Ann Arbor Photo of the Day" sticky in this forum. It has a few skylines shots for you to see.

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One thing I love about these pictures, is how they show the density of AA

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Funny you should say that, because what struck me was how "regular" it looks outside of the core, and even some of the sprawl on the north side of the river surprised me. Ann Arbor has more room to fill in than many think from what I'm seeing.

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Great pics!

It would be interesting to find some old aerials of A2 to compare how its grown...

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In some of those angles it looks pretty dinky. The university has a very dominant presence you can't miss it! Takes up half the damn city.

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Yep, and since the U doesn't pay taxes, AA loses half of its tax base!

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I keep forgetting, and this can be complicated, but how many permanent residents doesn't the census count in Ann Arbor? I think the census number is permanent residents, but I'm not sure.

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I wonder how much of the housing too, is contributed to non residents. Because if you think about it, the city would have the potential to be much much bigger.

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I don't get what you mean. Students aren't keeping permanent residents out in any regard. If there was a large scale demand for permanent housing, it would have been built, but it looks like Ann Arbor (like most Michigan cities) is starting to see that, at least.

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