Cities are not concrete and steel. Cities are not stone and wood.
Describing a city like that is like describing juice with the design of the bottle that contains it.
Planes can fall on it. Busses could explode in it. Buildings could be razed and neighbourhood could be displaced.
But the city remains if the people do.
It’s when the populous turns on each other, devalues each other, and demonizes each other, that the city falls.
Unfortunately (or fortunately), the same can be said of any sub-part of civilisation.
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