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Designs on the Public: The Private Lives of New York's Public Spaces

Designs on the Public: The Private Lives of New York's Public Spaces

Designs on the Public: The Private Lives of New York's Public Spaces

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Miller, Kristine F.

Pap. Minneapolis, 2007

Book ID: 76135

Miller chronicles controversies in the histories of six New York locations including Times Square, Trump Tower, the IBM Atrium, and Federal Plaza, site of Serra's Tilted Arc, to reveal that public space is not a fixed reality but rather a constantly changing situation open to the forces of law, corporations, bureaucracy, and government. The qualities of public spaces we consider essential: accessibility, public ownership, and ties to democratic life, are at best temporary, and often completely absent.

180 pp., 43 B&W illus.