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Gordon Battery Park City



Politics and Planning on the New York Waterfront

1. Auflage 1997, 145 Seiten, Gebunden, Format (B × H): 159 mm x 235 mm, Gewicht: 317 g
ISBN: 978-90-5699-557-7
Verlag: Routledge


Gordon Battery Park City

Battery Park City in Manhattan has been hailed as a triumph of urban design, and is considered to be one of the success stories of American urban redevelopment planning. The flood of praise for its design, however, can obscure the many lessons from the long struggle to develop the project. Nothing was built on the site for more than a decade after the first master plan was approved, and the redevelopment agency flirted with bankruptcy in 1979.Taking a practice-oriented approach, the book examines the role of planning and development agencies in implementing urban waterfront redevelopment. It focuses upon the experience of the central actor - the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) - and includes personal interviews with executives of the BPCA, former New York mayors John Lindsay and Ed Koch, key public officials, planners, and developers. Describing the political, financial, planning, and implementation issues faced by public agencies and private developers from 1962 to 1993, it is both a case study and history of one of the most ambitious examples of urban waterfront redevelopment.

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1. Dueling Plans: Proposals for the Lower Hudson Waterfront 2. Department of Marine and Aviation Plan 3. Governor Rockefeller's Proposal - Battery Park City 4. The City and State Negotiate 5. The 1969 Master Development Plan 6. Physical Design Cost Estimates 7. Designating Developers 8. Funding the Authority 9. Stalling Out: 1972-1979 10. The Real Estate Market Collapse

The New York City Fiscal Crisis 11. The 1979 Master Plan 12. Building Battery Park City 13. Gateway Plaza 14. The World Financial Center 15. Public Spaces and Facilities 16. Issues for the Twenty-First Century 17. Corporate Structure 18. Why Battery Park City Matters 19. The Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association 20. Plan Implementation 21. Affordable Housing 22. Recharging Battery Park City: 1979-1982


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