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03:49 Sep 26, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase:Am Reissbrett entworfen
Am Reissbrett entworfene Schachbrett-Architektur. Can apparently be found in Mannheim.
Explanation: Designed on the drawing board. The lay of the town of Mannheim has similarity to the lay of many Australian (and US I understand) towns, i.e. streets run at right angles and the road names are numbered. This layout is very unusual for Germany where roads and streets have developed individually (often winding) over the centuries, some times.
My tuppence worth.
Wilestrans Germany Local time: 11:40 Native speaker of: English, German PRO pts in pair: 46