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A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park: How a Community Reclaimed - download pdf or read online

By Nancy Webster,David Shirley

ISBN-10: 0231171226

ISBN-13: 9780231171229

By the 1970’s, the Brooklyn piers had turn into a desolate tract at the big apple urban waterfront. this present day they seem to be a attractive park that's loved via numerous Brooklynites and viewers from worldwide. A historical past 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 unearths how involved voters got here jointly to form the way forward for their neighborhood. After profitable a few battles, park advocates collaborated to create a completely distinctive urban park that took good thing about the water and the city’s skyline, incorporating a gorgeous layout with vivid cultural programming.

From begin to end, this background emphasizes the contributions, collaborations, and lively disagreements that made the making plans and building of Brooklyn Bridge Park a version of typical city improvement and public-private partnership. The booklet comprises 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 greater matters confronting all towns, together with the advance of postindustrial areas and the way to stability private and non-private pursuits with out sacrificing inventive imaginative and prescient or sustainable goals.

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