"It is as an architect and town planner - and therefore as a man essentially occupied with the welfare of his species - that I like myself be carried off on the wings of an airplane, make use of the birds-eye-view, of the view from the air." Aloft, " the eye now sees in substance what the mind could only subjectively conceive; [the view from the air] is a new function added to our senses; it is a new standard of measurement; it is the basis of a new sensation. Man will make use of it to conceive a new aims. Cities will arise out of their ashes."
-Le Corbusier, Aircraft, 1935-