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Out of Ground Zero: Case Studies in Urban Reinvention (Architecture) [Paperback]

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The events that took place on September 11, 2001, in New York City are the background for a series of essays exploring the response of different cities at different times to natural or man-made disaster. How have cities coped with cataclysmic change in the urban fabric both physically and psychologically? How have they memorialized what they have lost, and how have they imagined their future? What have been the effects, in both the short and long term, of these efforts to rebuild the city?

From the devastating earthquake that shook Lisbon in 1755 to the Great Chicago fire in 1871; from the bombing of Hiroshima to the destruction of Rotterdam and Plymouth during the second World War; from the cities and towns ravaged by the Bosnian War to the symbolism of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem---this book offers varying perspectives on how cities have responded to catastrophic disasters. Following these case studies is a history of destruction and rebuilding in Manhattan, and a reflection on the role of cities in sustaining democratic culture concludes the book. Contributors to this volume include leading urban theorists, architectural historians, cultural critics, architects, and a film-maker.

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Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.64" Width: 6.52" Height: 0.72"
Weight:   1.42 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Prestel Publishing
ISBN  3791327909  
ISBN13  9783791327907  

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revisión comparativa  Sep 11, 2004
Son pocos los esfuerzos editoriales por mostrar casos de proyectos de reconstrucción de ciudades a lo largo de la historia (de los cuales se cuentan infinidades) de una manera comparativa e intencionada para mostrar experiencias que puedan marcar un camino en estos episodios en la vida de tantas ciudades. La muestra seleccionada es buena; las descripciones de los procesos también. Quizás le falta ser más propositivo en los capítulos finales donde intenta dar unas conclusiones un tanto flojas.

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