The Social Life of Dallas City Hall Plaza

Filmmaker Aaron Garcia uses narration from William H. Whyte's classic <em>The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces</em> to highlight the failings of the I.M. Pei-designed Dallas City Hall Plaza.
June 6, 2011, 6am PDT | Tim Halbur
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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

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Published on Friday, June 3, 2011 in The Better Block: A living Charette
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