What Goes Up: The Right and Wrongs to the City
What has happen to New York since the Bloomberg era? What lessons can we draw lessons from a city that was home to both Jane Jacobs and Donald Trump? What is a radical architect and urban thinker with a vision of a fair and diverse city supposed to do? Now that the city is no longer the place it once was. As the skyline becomes a selection of glittering luxury towers by international start architects, life on the street is becoming increasingly divided. In a series of brilliant essays, he explores the ideas and the realities of urban living. This includes a searing attack on the corporate take over of Ground Zero, turning a place of memory into a shopping mall designed by staritects. What the 'poor door' shows us about the growing divisions within the city. How the city survived hurricane Sandy and what it might face in the future....
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