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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robert M Fogelson
|ISBN:||0300090625 9780300090628 0300098278 9780300098273|
|Description:||x, 492 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||The business district: downtown in the late nineteenth century --
Derailing the subways: the politics of rapid transit --
The sacred skyline: the battle over height limits --
The central business district: downtown in the 1920s --
The specter of decentralization: downtown during the Great Depression and World War II --
Wishful thinking: downtown and the automotive revolution --
Inventing blight: downtown and the origins for urban redevelopment --
Just another business district? Downtown in the mid twentieth century.
|Responsibility:||Robert M. Fogelson.|
Drawing on a wide array of contemporary sources, Robert M. Fogelson brings downtown to life, first as the business district, then as the central business district, and finally as just another business district. His book vividly recreates the long-forgotten battles over subways and skyscrapers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. And it provides a fresh, often startling perspective on elevated highways, parking bans, urban redevelopment, and other controversial issues. This groundbreaking book will be a revelation to scholars, city planners, policymakers, and general readers interested in American cities and American history."--Jacket.
- Cities and towns -- United States -- History.
- Central business districts -- United States -- History.
- Central business districts.
- Cities and towns.
- United States.
- Sociale verandering.
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