The Social Life of Dallas City Hall Plaza

Filmmaker Aaron Garcia uses narration from William H. Whyte's classic The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces to highlight the failings of the I.M. Pei-designed Dallas City Hall Plaza.

The sampled narration, played over images of the empty plaza, begins with Whyte saying:

"When we looked at the center of the city, underuse was even more apparent. Most office building plazas were empty most of the time, even at lunchtime on a beautiful day. It wasn't meant to be that way."

Thanks to Zac Lytle

Full Story: Bringing Life back to Dallas Plazas

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