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BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK: A DYING WATERFRONT TRANSFORMED. Joanne Witty and Henrik Krogius. Empire State Editions, Fordham University Press, Bronx, 2016. Distributed by Oxford University Press. 286 pp. with 84 ills. (16 col.). 27 x 19 cm. ISBN 9780823273577 In English.
The ISBN appears on the dust jacket only. Publisher's description: Stretching along a waterfront that faces one of the world's greatest harbors and storied skylines, Brooklyn Bridge Park is among the largest and most significant public projects to be built in New York in a generation. It has transformed a decrepit industrial waterfront into a new public use that is both a reflection and an engine of Brooklyn's resurgence in the twenty-first century. Brooklyn Bridge Park unravels the many obstacles faced during the development of the park and suggests solutions that can be applied to important economic and planning issues around the world. Situated below the quiet precincts of Brooklyn Heights, a strip of moribund structures that formerly served bustling port activity became the site of a prolonged battle. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey eyed it as an ideal location for high-rise or commercial development. The idea to build Brooklyn Bridge Park came from local residents and neighborhood leaders looking for less intensive uses of the property. Together, elected officials joined with members of the communities to produce a practical plan, skillfully won a commitment of government funds in a time of fiscal austerity, then persevered through long periods of inaction, abrupt changes of government, two recessions, numerous controversies often accompanied by litigation, and a superstorm.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-2000 — Architecture, Landscape and Garden Design
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 175146
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