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12th Nov '16 6:02:56 PM valar55
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* In ''Literature/StarCarrier's'' back story, global warming caused water levels to rise, with many coastal cities across the world drowning, while others were only protected by sea walls. Then the Chinese performed their ColonyDrop in the Atlantic, causing most of those cities to be completely flooded. Now, these largely abandoned cities are called the Periphery. Only squatties live these, refusing the join the modern society. In particular, the ruins of [[BigApplesauce Manhattan]] are frequently referenced, as Trevor Gray, one of the point-of-view characters, lived most of his life in the ruins of the [=TriBeCa=] Tower[[labelnote:*]]an {{arcology}} built in the Tribeca area of NYC in the mid-21st century[[/labelnote]]. Another key character is from the Washington Swamps, the remains of the former D.C. area (the administrative District of Columbia has been moved to Columbus, Ohio, the new capital). Yet another character is from the ruins of Baltimore. Notably, the Statue of Liberty is mentioned to have largely survived being drowned several times, and Periphery restoration efforts are shown at the end of the third novel.

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* In ''Literature/StarCarrier's'' back story, global warming caused water levels to rise, with many coastal cities across the world drowning, while others were only protected by sea walls. Then the Chinese performed their ColonyDrop in the Atlantic, causing most of those cities to be completely flooded. Now, these largely abandoned cities are called the Periphery. Only squatties live these, refusing the join the modern society. In particular, the ruins of [[BigApplesauce Manhattan]] are frequently referenced, as Trevor Gray, one of the point-of-view characters, lived most of his life in the ruins of the [=TriBeCa=] Tower[[labelnote:*]]an Tower[[note]]an {{arcology}} built in the Tribeca area of NYC in the mid-21st century[[/labelnote]].century[[/note]]. Another key character is from the Washington Swamps, the remains of the former D.C. area (the administrative District of Columbia has been moved to Columbus, Ohio, the new capital). Yet another character is from the ruins of Baltimore. Notably, the Statue of Liberty is mentioned to have largely survived being drowned several times, and Periphery restoration efforts are shown at the end of the third novel.
10th Oct '16 7:50:10 PM Zaptech
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* Just about every environment in ''Videogame/{[Destiny}}'' takes place at least partially in some version of these (save for the Dreadnaught and the Black Garden, which are... [[EldritchLocation something else entirely.]]) Most of the action on Earth takes place in the ruins of the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Russia, which was the site of massive colonization ship launches up until humanity was attacked by the Darkness; the site is now being looted by [[SpacePirates the Fallen]]. On the Moon, the remains of lunar colonies and facilities are scattered across the surface, where the Guardians are fighting [[ReligionOfEvil the Hive.]] On Venus, the remnants of a large university and research campus known as the Ishtar Collective is spread across the [[{{Terraforming}} terraformed]] landscape, mixed in with the older structures of [[ClockworkCreature the Vex.]] Finally, on Mars, an old human city known as Meridian Bay hides scientific secrets and research being fought over by humanity and [[SpaceRomans the Cabal]].

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* Just about every environment in ''Videogame/{[Destiny}}'' ''Videogame/{{Destiny}}'' takes place at least partially in some version of these (save for the Dreadnaught and the Black Garden, which are... [[EldritchLocation something else entirely.]]) Most of the action on Earth takes place in the ruins of the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Russia, which was the site of massive colonization ship launches up until humanity was attacked by the Darkness; the site is now being looted by [[SpacePirates the Fallen]]. On the Moon, the remains of lunar colonies and facilities are scattered across the surface, where the Guardians are fighting [[ReligionOfEvil the Hive.]] On Venus, the remnants of a large university and research campus known as the Ishtar Collective is spread across the [[{{Terraforming}} terraformed]] landscape, mixed in with the older structures of [[ClockworkCreature the Vex.]] Finally, on Mars, an old human city known as Meridian Bay hides scientific secrets and research being fought over by humanity and [[SpaceRomans the Cabal]].
10th Oct '16 7:49:48 PM Zaptech
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* just about every environment in ''Videogame/{[Destiny}}'' takes place at least partially in some version of these (save for the Dreadnaught and the Black Garden, which are... [[EldritchLocation something else entirely.]]) Most of the action on Earth takes place in the ruins of the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Russia, which was the site of massive colonization ship launches up until humanity was attacked by the Darkness; the site is now being looted by [[SpacePirates the Fallen]]. On the Moon, the remains of lunar colonies and facilities are scattered across the surface, where the Guardians are fighting [[ReligionOfEvil the Hive.]] On Venus, the remnants of a large university and research campus known as the Ishtar Collective is spread across the [[{{Terraforming}} terraformed]] landscape, mixed in with the older structures of [[ClockworkCreature the Vex.]] Finally, on Mars, an old human city known as Meridian Bay hides scientific secrets and research being fought over by humanity and [[SpaceRomans the Cabal]].

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* just Just about every environment in ''Videogame/{[Destiny}}'' takes place at least partially in some version of these (save for the Dreadnaught and the Black Garden, which are... [[EldritchLocation something else entirely.]]) Most of the action on Earth takes place in the ruins of the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Russia, which was the site of massive colonization ship launches up until humanity was attacked by the Darkness; the site is now being looted by [[SpacePirates the Fallen]]. On the Moon, the remains of lunar colonies and facilities are scattered across the surface, where the Guardians are fighting [[ReligionOfEvil the Hive.]] On Venus, the remnants of a large university and research campus known as the Ishtar Collective is spread across the [[{{Terraforming}} terraformed]] landscape, mixed in with the older structures of [[ClockworkCreature the Vex.]] Finally, on Mars, an old human city known as Meridian Bay hides scientific secrets and research being fought over by humanity and [[SpaceRomans the Cabal]].
10th Oct '16 7:49:30 PM Zaptech
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* just about every environment in ''Videogame/{[Destiny}}'' takes place at least partially in some version of these (save for the Dreadnaught and the Black Garden, which are... [[EldritchLocation something else entirely.]]) Most of the action on Earth takes place in the ruins of the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Russia, which was the site of massive colonization ship launches up until humanity was attacked by the Darkness; the site is now being looted by [[SpacePirates the Fallen]]. On the Moon, the remains of lunar colonies and facilities are scattered across the surface, where the Guardians are fighting [[ReligionOfEvil the Hive.]] On Venus, the remnants of a large university and research campus known as the Ishtar Collective is spread across the [[{{Terraforming}} terraformed]] landscape, mixed in with the older structures of [[ClockworkCreature the Vex.]] Finally, on Mars, an old human city known as Meridian Bay hides scientific secrets and research being fought over by humanity and [[SpaceRomans the Cabal]].
4th Oct '16 9:25:05 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'': It has been many decades since the winds of the apocalypse blew in over America and took the old world with it, leaving only the Wasteland in its place. Post-war America is a central muse of this series.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'': It has been many decades since the winds of the apocalypse blew in over America and took the old world with it, leaving only the Wasteland in its place. Post-war America is a central muse of this series. The only city shown that wasn't vaporized was Las Vegas; two close-range nuclear strikes and two centuries sitting alone and untouched in the Mojave Desert has worn her down but she still shines at night as [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas New Vegas]].
1st Jul '16 8:56:54 AM ChronoLegion
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* Mostly averted in ''Series/{{Defiance}}'', where the Votan terraformers ended up leveling most cities and recognizable landmarks. The only thing left of the old St. Louis on the surface is the remains of the Gateway Arch. However, much of the old city remains beneath the surface in the mines, although, of course, no one lives there.
10th May '16 8:02:58 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/SoRaNoWoTo'''s No Man's Land and the battlefield of Binnenland seen in flashbacks are full of tumble-down skyscrapers and ravaged cities. Even though there are glimpses of super-advanced LostTechnology in the show, the urban landscape come across as [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture current day]].

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* ''Anime/SoRaNoWoTo'''s ''Anime/SoundOfTheSky'''s No Man's Land and the battlefield of Binnenland seen in flashbacks are full of tumble-down skyscrapers and ravaged cities. Even though there are glimpses of super-advanced LostTechnology in the show, the urban landscape come across as [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture current day]].
2nd May '16 7:28:37 PM MayumiTsuji
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* ''LightNovel/SundayWithoutGod'' takes place in a world where fifteen years prior, people stopped being able to give birth, so the population has diminished considerably, and thus Ai and her friends come across the occasional ruined and abandoned modern building in their travels.
22nd Mar '16 11:46:53 AM DavidCowie
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Want to make something set in the future? What better way then making it look like our current era has passed. Have all the trappings of our modern time fall into disuse and litter the landscape. Used to great effect in many AfterTheEnd pieces. Related to SceneryGorn and RagnarokProofing. See also MonumentalDamageResistance. For further down the line see TechnoWreckage.

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Want to make something set in the future? What better way then than making it look like our current era has passed. passed? Have all the trappings of our modern time fall into disuse and litter the landscape. Used to great effect in many AfterTheEnd pieces. Related to SceneryGorn and RagnarokProofing. See also MonumentalDamageResistance. For further down the line see TechnoWreckage.
1st Mar '16 12:12:53 PM FGHIK
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* ''Film/{{The Time Machine|2002}}'' has the protagonist visit a library TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, and then visit the same library AfterTheEnd. The library has deteriorated quite a bit by the second visit, although the A.I. is still active. Also, WordOfGod is that the cliffs used by the Eloi to build their villages are remains of New York skyscrapers, apparently able to withstand 800,000 years of erosion and an Ice Age but covered in dirt.

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* ''Film/{{The Time Machine|2002}}'' has the protagonist visit a library TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, and then visit the same library AfterTheEnd. The library has deteriorated quite a bit by the second visit, although the A.I. is still active. Also, WordOfGod is that the cliffs used by the Eloi to build their villages are remains of New York skyscrapers, [[RagnarokProofing apparently able to withstand 800,000 years of erosion and an Ice Age but covered in dirt.dirt]].
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