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Nancy Webster,David Shirley's A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park: How a Community Reclaimed PDF

By Nancy Webster,David Shirley

ISBN-10: 0231171226

ISBN-13: 9780231171229

By the 1970’s, the Brooklyn piers had turn into a desert at the ny urban waterfront. this present day they're a beautiful park that's loved via numerous Brooklynites and viewers from around the globe. A heritage of Brooklyn Bridge Park recounts the grassroots, multi-voiced, and contentious attempt to remodel Brooklyn’s defunct piers within the mid-1980s right into a attractive, carefully designed park. The circulation to withstand advertisement improvement at the pier sprang up spontaneously yet finds how involved electorate got here jointly to form the way forward for their neighborhood. After profitable a couple of battles, park advocates collaborated to create a completely exact urban park that took benefit of the water and the city’s skyline, incorporating a beautiful layout with bright cultural programming.

From begin to end, this historical past emphasizes the contributions, collaborations, and lively disagreements that made the making plans and building of Brooklyn Bridge Park a version of normal city improvement and public-private partnership. The ebook contains interviews with Brooklyn citizens, politicians, activists, city planners, and different key contributors within the struggle for the park. the tale of Brooklyn Bridge Park additionally speaks to bigger matters confronting all towns, together with the improvement of postindustrial areas and the way to stability private and non-private pursuits with out sacrificing artistic imaginative and prescient or sustainable goals.

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