After the World Trade Center: Rethinking New York City / Edition 1

After the World Trade Center: Rethinking New York City / Edition 1

by Michael Sorkin
     
 

The terrorist attacks of September 11 have created an unprecedented public discussion about the uses and meanings of the central area of lower Manhattan that was once the World Trade Center. While the city sifts through the debris, contrary forces shaping its future are at work. Developers jockey to control the right to rebuild "ground zero." Financial firms line

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The terrorist attacks of September 11 have created an unprecedented public discussion about the uses and meanings of the central area of lower Manhattan that was once the World Trade Center. While the city sifts through the debris, contrary forces shaping its future are at work. Developers jockey to control the right to rebuild "ground zero." Financial firms line up for sweetheart deals while proposals for memorials are gaining in appeal. In After the World Trade Center, eminent social critics Sharon Zukin and Michael Sorkin call on New York's most acclaimed urbanists to consider the impact of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and what it bodes for the future of New York. Contributors take a close look at the reaction to the attack from a variety of New York communities and discuss possible effects on public life in the city.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415934794
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
Cultural Spaces Series, #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1When Bad Buildings Happen to Good People1
2Our World Trade Center13
3Manhattan at War23
4Whose Downtown?!?33
5The First Wall Street Bomb45
6Cracks in the Edifice of the Empire State57
7Insecurity by Design69
8The Janus Face of Architectural Terrorism: Minoru Yamasaki, Mohammed Atta, and Our World Trade Center87
9Scales in Terror: The Manufacturing of Nationalism and the War for U.S. Globalism97
10Meditations on a Wounded Skyline and Its Stratigraphies of Pain109
11The Odor of Publicity121
12Letter to a G-Man131
13From Jackson Heights to Nuestra America: 9/11 and Latino New York143
14What Kind of Planning After September 11? The Market, the Stakeholders, Consensus - or ...?153
15Spaces of Reflection, Recovery, and Resistance: Reimagining the Postindustrial Plaza163
16A Time for Transportation Strategy173
17Enduring Innocence189
18The Center Cannot Hold197
19New York, New Deal209
About the Contributors225
Index231

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