Harmonizing New and Old in Infill

John King visits the new Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life in Palo Alto, which he sees as an example of the challenges of infill development.

"Senior housing looks out on a preschool play yard. Palm trees rise from bulbed planters 6 feet tall. Walkways link a gymnasium to a stylish auditorium, with classrooms along the way and glass bridges above, including one that offers a view of health buffs doing stretches.

The weave of functions and lives continues - until you leave the grounds. Then the 8.5-acre campus becomes daunting and monolithic, as well as the latest local example of how when swaths of a city are rebuilt, the outer edge is the toughest part of the job."

Full Story: Jewish center illustrates challenges of infill


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