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Alternative Desert Cities 1
Sanchez Urban Section

Alternative Desert Cities 1

Linear urban section illustrating the scale and massing of housing above the Phoenix lightrail by student Lexi SanchezLinear urban section illustrating the scale and massing of housing above the Phoenix lightrail by student Lexi SanchezLinear urban section illustrating the scale and massing of housing above the Phoenix lightrail by student Lexi SanchezLinear urban section illustrating the scale and massing of housing above the Phoenix lightrail by student Lexi Sanchez

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