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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]].
8th Feb '16 6:32:04 AM Knight20
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* ''Film/TwentyYearsAfter'' has tons of dilapidated/abandoned structures and vehicles as well as few people left.
23rd Jan '16 9:45:19 AM nombretomado
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* Much of StephenKing's ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series has this aesthetic. Especially the city of Lud, which is an alternate-universe New York hundreds of years AfterTheEnd, populated by violent, fanatic gangs who scavenge the ancient technology and mostly use it to kill each other.

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* Much of StephenKing's Creator/StephenKing's ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series has this aesthetic. Especially the city of Lud, which is an alternate-universe New York hundreds of years AfterTheEnd, populated by violent, fanatic gangs who scavenge the ancient technology and mostly use it to kill each other.
16th Jan '16 2:33:06 AM RavenWilder
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* ''Series/{{The 100}}'' largely averts this on the Earth's surface, as [[MonumentalDamageResistance (except for the Lincoln Memorial)]] the world has been reclaimed by wilderness. Stuff buried ''underneath'' the surface is a different matter. MainCharacters seem to have a knack for stumbling across underground tunnels and bunkers full of pre-apocalypse artifacts.

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* ''Series/{{The 100}}'' largely averts this on the Earth's surface, as [[MonumentalDamageResistance (except for the Lincoln Memorial)]] the world has been almost completely reclaimed by wilderness. Stuff buried ''underneath'' the surface is a different matter.story. MainCharacters seem to have a knack for stumbling across underground tunnels and bunkers full of pre-apocalypse artifacts.
16th Jan '16 1:47:16 AM RavenWilder
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* ''Series/{{The 100}}'' largely averts this on the Earth's surface, as [[MonumentalDamageResistance (except for the Lincoln Memorial)]] the world has been reclaimed by wilderness. Stuff buried ''underneath'' the surface is a different matter. MainCharacters seem to have a knack for stumbling across underground tunnels and bunkers full of pre-apocalypse artifacts.
29th Oct '15 10:53:13 AM Kakai
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* In ''Film/TheLastWitchHunter'', the vision of the future the Witch Queen shows to Kaulder is ruined New York, rusting and overgrown with vegetation.
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