A 'New Deal' For Lower Manhattan?

Herbert Muschamp writes about the challenges architects, planners, and engineers face in rebuilding Lower Manhattan.
March 26, 2002, 5am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"In the Informational City, by contrast, a headquarters is more closely linked to buildings of its type in other cities than to its own neighborhood or region. This is a given: architecture, planning and engineering can't change it. What these disciplines can do, however, is bring the urban environment into more coherent relationship to the global reality. This is the progressive, forward-looking challenge our planners now face.Lower Manhattan wants to be a portal — a Grand Central, if you like — between two infrastructures: transportation and information."

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Published on Monday, March 25, 2002 in The New York Times
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