Tall Buildings in Historic Centers

Though slim in volume, "Tall Buildings in Historic Centers" is rich with information specific to the disparate stratospheres of landmarks-organizations and tall buildings - because often the two collide. Unique to this study is: not just the finite practice of the collision – with its metrics, legislations, and countless built examples – but also the broader disciplinary problem (or promise) that the collision poses for architecture. The possibility that the surging capital motives of private real-estate development and the weight of social value can exist side-by-side – or bound – reassures the role of the architect in the future shaping of cities. More profoundly, this alludes to the responsibility an architect can hold in shaping history and capitalism.

Design Projects Spring 2013

Melissa Murphy

Evan Parkinson