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Urban reinventions : San Francisco's Treasure Island

Author: Lynne Horiuchi; Tanu Sankalia
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When it was built in 1937, Treasure Island was considered to be one of the largest man-made islands in the world. Located in the middle of San Francisco Bay, the 400-acre island was constructed out of dredged bay mud in a remarkable feat of Depression-era civil engineering by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Its alluring name is an allusion to the fabled remnants of the California Gold Rush found in the ocean  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne Horiuchi; Tanu Sankalia
ISBN: 9780824866051 0824866053
OCLC Number: 1008763749
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Introduction""; ""1. Urban Reinventions. --
LYNNE HORIUCHI AND TANU SANKALIA""; ""2. The Island at the Center of the Bay --
RICHARD A. WALKER""; ""Part I --
Treasure Island, an Airport, and the Golden Gate International Exposition""; ""3. How to Celebrate a Bridge --
ANDREW M. SHANKEN""; ""4. Visions of Progress and Peace: Foreign Architectural Representations at the Century of Progress and Golden Gate International Expositions --
LISA D. SCHRENK"" ""5. A Local Global Utopia: The Japan Pavilion at the Golden Gate International Exposition --
LYNNE HORIUCHI""""Part II --
Naval Station Treasure Island and Military Occupation""; ""6. Trial by the Bay: Treasure Island and Segregation in the Navyâ#x80;#x99;s Lake --
JAVIER ARBONA""; ""7. Pandemonium on the Bay: Naval Station Treasure Island and the Toxic Legacies of Atomic Defense --
LINDSEY DILLON""; ""8. Visions for Reuse: The Legacy of the Bay Areaâ#x80;#x99;s Military Installations --
MARK L. GILLEM""; ""Part III --
The Treasure Islandâ#x80;#x93;Yerba Buena Island Development Project"" ""9. Visions of an Island Ecotopia --
TANU SANKALIA""""10. Magic City 2.0: Articulations of Soil, Law, and Capital on Treasure Island --
JOHN STEHLIN""; ""11. Groundwork: (De)Touring Treasure Islandâ#x80;#x99;s Toxic History --
C. GREIG CRYSLER""; ""Contributors""
Responsibility: edited by Lynne Horiuchi and Tanu Sankalia.

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Tells the story of San Francisco's Treasure Island - an artificial, disconnected island that has paradoxically been central to the city's urban ambitions. With contributions by authors well known for  Read more...

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