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Old 04-12-2009, 11:24 AM   #5
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Re: A 21st Century Urban Project

Originally Posted by Lurker View Post
the project, despite its figure ground, doesn't integrate itself with the surrounding street pattern's circulation.
Like the Cambridge example ... right?

Or Quincy Market?

These places have their own order, and it doesn't come from the surroundings. They are precincts.

You can probably think of others; many are quite well known.

The brief in the above example was to create a centrum in an amorphous Twentieth Century banlieue that had none. One of the reasons: no respite for the pedestrian from roadside sidewalks.

One of the general principles of placemaking is to distinguish your place from its surroundings. Examples: Place des Vosges, Palais-Royal, Georgetown's Washington Harbor, the National Mall.


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