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Meet Your "Scalies," the Tiny People Who Live in Renderings!

A recent New York Times Magazine story about the humanoid creatures who inhabit architectural renderings—so-called "scalies" because they're designed to give the viewer a sense of scale—got us thinking about the great many renderings that have appeared within the folds of Curbed's indivual city sites in recent history. While many digital denizens "are a happy and healthy lot: they jog past environmentally responsible retail, stride in smart business attire toward gleaming office structures, hobnob in the former back alley magically converted to green space," many are just—well, have a look above.

· Go Figure [NYT]