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Jane Jacobs

By |2018-03-12T04:57:45-04:00March 10th, 2018|People|

Jane Jacobs: a legendary advocate for sensible urban planning.  Her writing and activism turned the tide in favor of historic preservation, diverse, walkable neighborhoods, and contextually sensitive policy.  In midcentury America, it was fashionable for planners to raze entire districts and drag residents into […]

A Skyline Through History

By |2021-02-15T18:43:14-05:00March 10th, 2018|Sketchbook|

By Samuel Gottscho, 1931 Source

The silhouette of Manhattan is unmistakable.  It is symbolic of this city and its values to people worldwide: aspiration, wealth, struggle, diversity, sophistication, and a distinct feeling of ordered chaos. The Art Deco towers of the 1930s defined a new vision of urbanity.  They broke […]

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