Waterfronts

Waterfronts

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Nearly all American cities are located on or near a body of water. In this extensive, one-of-a-kind design compendium, you'll get a full picture of the enormous opportunities and untapped potential of the urban waterfront - combined with world-class examples of brilliantly conceived and executed waterfront projects that have transformed previously neglected downtown areas in recent years. The most in-depth portrait yet of this dynamic urban waterfront phenomenon, this book showcases 75 award-winning projects in vivid four-color and black-and-white photographs. Chosen for outstanding design, site usage, and community impact, each project is an outstanding example of the beauty and diversity of the modern urban waterfront, including Monterey Bay Aquarium (California); Harbour Town (Hilton Head, South Carolina); Horace Dodge Memorial Fountain (Detroit); Coastal Cement Corporation Terminal (Boston); Cincinnati Gateway Riverwalk; Roebling Bridge/Delaware Aqueduct (Pennsylvania and New York); and many more. Armed with insights and information from the superb text, you'll appreciate the topnotch examples of waterfront parks, boathouses and marinas, housing developments, industrial and commercial mixed-use properties, artistic and cultural facilities, and historic preservation and adaptive reuse. Encompassing harbor front, shoreline, lakefront, and riverfront development, in cities of all sizes, the projects establish useful precedents and inspire creative ideas for those planning and designing new waterfront projects. You'll also benefit from a unique historic review of the factors that created today's urban waterfront phenomenon, with an expert assessment of their social, cultural, technological, and economic impact on the reemerging American city. The first truly comprehensive review of the dynamic urban waterfront...packed with case studies, maps, bibliographies, and magnificent illustrations...and addressing both design challenges and marketing potential...Waterfronts is an information-packed resource for all architects, citizen's groups, urban planners, developers, municipal leaders, students, and urban historians.For example, Edward H. Bennett and Andrew Wright Crawford, in their 1917 Plan of Minneapolis, cited and illustrated numerous European models. ... The Works Progress (later called Projects) Administration was established in 1935 as a job- creation program to help the country out of the Depression. ... Carrying out the design of archi- The open edge, here from a 1930s WPA project in San Francisco .


Title:Waterfronts
Author: Anne Breen, Dick Rigby
Publisher:McGraw-Hill - 1994
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