finally some progress!
I had been feeling so frustrated about the aerial view because no matter what I tried and how true I stayed to the actual aerial layout of the I felt that the image always looked like an arbitrary collage. However, now that I’ve started reading Lars Lerup’s One Million Acres and No Zoning I can now shift the blame onto Houston itself. Lerup writes how unlike other American cities like New York or Chicago, Houston’s expansion never followed an escapist kind of logic, nor has it ever adhered to any traditional city model, not even at its inception. Houston is a kind of a collage anyway!