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Peter Wellburn on June 27, 2003 "the big Apple"

Posted by Eddy on November 16, 2004

Sorry to contradict you, Peter but the Spanish -and Latin american- meaning of manzana is not only a building but a whole block limited by four streets intersecting at right angles : although many consider this city planning style an american invention, it was conceived in the early 1840s in Lyon, France, in order to allow artillery to control a whole district against social unrest...