Pamphlet Architecture 26: Thirteen Projects for the Sheridan Expressway

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Conceived as a set of "Flexible Standards," this new addition to the Pamphlet Architecture series proposes a new way of thinking about roadways in cities. By reexamining the urban expressway as a political, physical, and mythic manifestation of American culture, this compelling pamphlet serves as a design manual for planners, a novel atlas for drivers, and a collection of proposals that reaffirm the role of architecture in urban planning.
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Overview

Conceived as a set of "Flexible Standards," this new addition to the Pamphlet Architecture series proposes a new way of thinking about roadways in cities. By reexamining the urban expressway as a political, physical, and mythic manifestation of American culture, this compelling pamphlet serves as a design manual for planners, a novel atlas for drivers, and a collection of proposals that reaffirm the role of architecture in urban planning.
The thirteen projects take as their subject a site of contested transportation infrastructure -- the Sheridan Expressway. By proposing new typologies for this site, these studies seek to mediate the spaces in the city where local and regional meet. Referencing the introduction of the modern parkway into the Bronx, the grading of the Central Park transverse roads, and other works that have redefined the relationship between parks and roads, author Jonathan Solomon suggests a system by which large projects might again be built in American cities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568984544
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • Publication date: 3/30/2004
  • Series: Pamphlet Architecture Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan D. Solomon is the author of 13 Projects for the Sheridan Expressway. He is a designer living and working in New York.
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Table of Contents

Guying and Stacking 3
The Sheridan Expressway 4
Necrology 6
Slab and Cruciform Block Formations 7
Field Inspection 8
Various Curves in Plan 10
Various Curves in Section 16
A Few Osmotic Moments 17
Native Plants and Animals of the Bronx River Corridor 19
On a Post-Fordist Infrastructure 20
Why Boston is Bad 30
13 Projects, 13 Paragraphs 34
Atlas 35
Guide Specifications 46
Afterward: Scaleless Urbanism 73
Notes and Sources of Data and Images 74
At-Grade Rights-of-Way 76
Acknowledgments 77
Glossary of Relevant Abbreviations 78
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