Map Monday: Minneapolis/Saint Paul Without the River Border

I wrote once before about Peter Gorman’s work, Barely Maps, which was inspired by a cross-country circumnavigating bike ride. I finally got a copy of the book and enjoyed it. Here’s his minimalist map of Minneapolis/Saint Paul, about which Gorman writes:

“If you zoom in a few miles south of the headwaters of the Mississippi, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul sit on either side. I played around with the border and realized when I left only the land-based ones (and deleted the river itself), that the cities actually looked conjoined.”

You can order a print of this map, or any of his other work, at Gorman’s website. They make great holiday gifts!

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.