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#1 Austin55

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 05:51 PM

I've noticed that the east-west running streets of the downtown FW grid align nearly perfectly to the setting sun during the winter solstice, when the sun is setting furthest south, and vice versa for the summer solstice.

Is this a coincidence? Is there a reason the downtown grid isn't due east/west?

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 06:04 PM

My guess would be the grid was set based on the course of the river.



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Posted 03 October 2016 - 06:52 PM

My guess would be the grid was set based on the course of the river.

 

...the course of which was set by ANCIENT ALIENS.  :rolleyes:


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Posted 03 October 2016 - 07:36 PM

Most towns in Texas were laid out in the 1800's to have the streets parallel and perpendicular to the river.  That was more or less the planning principles in effect at that time. 



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Posted 03 October 2016 - 08:37 PM

Well, December 21st will be a good time to take pictures of the sunset anyway, since it will be right down the middle of the street.




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