With a unique focus on corporate headquarters as embodiments of the values of the press and as signposts for understanding media culture, this title demonstrates the mutually supporting relationship between the media and urban space.
Architect and social critic Michael Sorkin develops his own vision of the future lower Manhattan through a series of chronologically organized essays illustrated with full-color images of his own plans. Mixing his inimitable brand of social criticism with more personal reflections, Starting From Zero offers a striving challenge to the Ground Zero redevelopment plan recently chosen by New York's establishment insiders. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
10. Meditations on a Wounded Skyline and its Stratigraphies of Pain
11. The Odor of Publicity
12. Letter to a G-Man
13. From Jackson Heights to Nuestra America: 9/11 and Latino New York
14. What Kind of Planning After September 11?
15. Spaces of Reflection, Recovery and Resistance
16. A Time for Transportation Strategy
17. Enduring Innocence
18. The Center Cannot Hold
19. New York, New Deal. Index.
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The terrorist attacks of September 11 have created an unprecedented public discussion about the uses and meanings of the central area of lower Manhattan that was once the World Trade Center. While the city sifts through the debris, contrary forces shaping its future are at work. Developers jockey to control the right to rebuild "ground zero." Financial firms line up for sweetheart deals while proposals for memorials are gaining in appeal. In After the World Trade Center, eminent social critics Sharon Zukin and Michael Sorkin call on New York's most acclaimed urbanists to consider the impact of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and what it bodes for the future of New York. Contributors take a close look at the reaction to the attack from a variety of New York communities and discuss possible effects on public life in the city. (source: Nielsen Book Data)