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Description - Privately Owned Public Space by Jerold S. Kayden

In many cities, including New York, a growing number of public spaces, including plazas, atriums, and simple utilitarian spaces, are owned and managed by private entities rather than the local government. In exchange for creating these spaces, developers are granted special concessions by the city (generally increased building height allowance). Interest in these spaces is not limited to New Yorkers; architects, planners, and other building industry professionals everywhere look to New York as a model for such public/private sector partnerships in their own communities. This book documents and describes more than 300 of New York City's privately-owned public spaces with photos, site plans, and maps. Some of the best-known are the Trump Tower atrium, the Sony arcade, and the Citicorp indoor mall. Each public space description includes size, date of completion, architect/landscape architect, building owner, hours of access, and amenities. Illustrations include a photo and a scaled drawing showing how the space relates to building(s) and to adjoining streets.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471362579
ISBN-10: 0471362573
Format: Hardback
(260mm x 202mm x 30mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jerold S. Kayden

JEROLD S. KAYDEN, a lawyer and urban planner, is Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He has published widely, coauthoring Landmark Justice: The Influence of William J. Brennan on America's Communities and coediting Zoning and the American Dream: Promises Still to Keep. THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING guides the City's physical development and formulates land use plans and strategic policies with major goals that include encouraging housing and economic development, improving the City's quality of life, and preserving its neighborhoods. THE MUNICIPAL ART SOCIETY OF NEW YORK is a private, nonprofit membership organization that champions excellence in urban design and planning, and preservation of the best of New York's past. Situated in the Urban Center in midtown Manhattan, the Society engages citizens on issues of the city's built environment.

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