Monday, April 18, 2011

A Bit o' History

A coworker shared the following excellent link, which brings you to a slideshow about "urban renewal" in Stamford, CT:

I am going to be working on a bunch more articles on Stamford, my new hometown, and its "urbanism". I use quotes around that word because, outside of a tiny historic nucleus, somewhere upwards of 80% of the city's buildings were destroyed in the '60s and '70s. What was put in their place is great if you're a big corporation or a chain store, but absolutely horrible if you're searching for an actual city.

For now, the link above is a great start .

(Sidenote: the name of the development company that put up many most of the largest buildings is an unbelievable oxymoron - the Stamford New Urban Corporation)

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