Fantasy Map: Chicago El Overlaid On New York City

A bit of whimsy for you today from Reddit, brought to my attention by Twitter user @GordonWerner. The El has been flipped both horizontally and vertically, then rotated to fit Manhattan’s street grid, but the scaling is totally accurate. It looks like The Loop is placed in the area directly below Central Park. A few things from this: it’s actually kind of scary how well this fits; and it’s astounding just how dense the New York subway’s lines really are (shown here in white).

(Source: Reddit)

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    #transportationdomination
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    Someone needs to overlay the NYC subway system onto Chicago next.
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    transitmaps: YEAHHHH. BLUE LINE FOR LIFE
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    transitmaps: ??!!!??nyrox
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    I actually really like this personally and sort of wish it were true. The Blue Line, which takes me from ORD to Wicker...
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