The Skyscraper’s Base: Architecture, Landscape and Use in the Dallas Arts District
Too much attention is given to the skyline, to net-to-gross, and to unique fenestration. There is too much “leadership” by the construction manager, too much attention to security and travertine, too much affection for the automobile, and much too little concern for people on the street! If we believe in the future of our cities, we should understand what works in our great cities and be willing to eliminate what doesn’t work. “Landscape,” no matter how good or how much, can soften but not solve what’s bad. Cities need “great streets.” Great streets can only exist through a complicated joint venture of people and policy. In addition to good urban design and landscape, the developer and the architect must either volunteer or be required to say “hello” to the public — the users of the street!
KeywordsCentral Business District Street Tree Project Description Great Street Building Facade
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