Urban Tetris

I believe that urban planners in various cities must have had some sort of obsession with Tetris when they were younger. Unfortunately, they have mixed up more generations of the game and the results often appear like two different versions of Tetris gone wrong. See it for yourself.

SantiaGO Tetris

Santiago de Chile originally got me the Tetris idea. With the Andes in the background and the colonial architecture, Santiago had the potential to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. But then, among some historical beauty with character, BOOM, the cheap modern buildings randomly fell from the skies. I don’t think that you get points in Tetris for that. Urban planning at its best ):

Urban Tetris @ Plaza de Armas, Santiago de Chile
Urban Tetris @ Plaza de Armas, Santiago de Chile
Urban Tetris @ Plaza de Armas, Santiago de Chile
Urban Tetris @ Cerro Santa Lucía, Santiago de Chile
Urban Tetris @ Cerro Santa Lucía, Santiago de Chile
Smog and Urban Tetris @ Santiago de Chile

Global Tetris

To be fair, I must say that the Tetris element is not a specialty only Santiago can be mentioned in connection with. Somewhere, such as in Dresden for example it’s more gentle, somewhere it’s brutal – the whole Central and East Europe, and so on. Currently, I am travelling in South America and here are some examples I have encountered so far:

Urban Tetris @ Buenos Aires could be equally brutal
rather gentle Urban Tetris @ Vatican Plaza, Buenos Aires
Urban Tetris @ Montevideo, Uruguay
Urban Tetris @ Montevideo‘s Plaza de Armas

I’ve skipped Lima‘s tetris because no picture I’ve made was good enough to illustrate it’s brutal contestants for the potential winner, while La Paz was saved by the mountains and cable cars.

If I see another Tetris, I’ll upload some more pics and I would also welcome if you could help me to enrich this collection further, in case you were up to sending me some photos.

Urban Tetris @ Bogotá

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