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Battery Park City: Politics and Planning on the New York Waterfront

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Battery Park City in lower 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. This case study takes a practice-oriented approach, examining the role of planning and development agencies in implementing urban waterfront redevelopment. It describes the political, financial, planning and implementation issues faced by public agencies and private developers from 1962 to 1993. The study focuses upon the experience of the ...
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Overview

Battery Park City in lower 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. This case study takes a practice-oriented approach, examining the role of planning and development agencies in implementing urban waterfront redevelopment. It describes the political, financial, planning and implementation issues faced by public agencies and private developers from 1962 to 1993. The study focuses upon the experience of the central actor: the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA).
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Editorial Reviews

Journal
Gordon argues that Battery Park City is a remarkably successful urban development project, and that its implemented plan, prepared largely by Cooper Eckstut Associates, was an admiral combination of postmodern and new urbanist development.
Mitchell L. Moss
Superbly designed for economic development professionals [and] urban design and planning firms.
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A case study of a success story of American urban redevelopment planning, focusing on the experience of the Battery Park City Authority. Examines the role of planning and development agencies in implementing urban waterfront redevelopment at Battery Park City, New York, and describes the political, financial, planning, and implementation issues faced by public agencies and private developers from 1962 to 1993. Includes b&w photos, a chronology, and fold-out tables of financial statistics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789056995577
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/1/1997
  • Series: Cities and Regions Series
  • Pages: 145
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction to the Series
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Duelling Plans: Proposals for the Lower Hudson Waterfront 7
2 The City and State Negotiate 23
3 The 1969 Master Development Plan 33
4 Getting Started 41
5 Stalling Out: 1972-79 49
6 Recharging Battery Park City: 1979-82 57
7 The 1979 Master Plan 65
8 Building Battery Park City 77
9 Issues for the 21st Century 89
10 Why Battery Park City Matters 99
Epilogue 115
Chronology 117
Bibliography 127
App 133
Index 143
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