inspiration: GHOST TRAIN

inspiration: GHOST TRAIN

The transportation network is often referred to as the "bones" of a city.  It is easy to understand why; the streets form the underlying structure of a city, much like the bones form the underlying structure of the human body.  The term has another side to it though; referring to the permanence of the network, and the difficulty in changing those bones of the city.  When a route is laid on the earth, it is likely to remain through time and development.  You can see this process occurring throughout the world; from the many roads and city plans of the ancient Roman empire still in use today to the famous Broadway that cuts through Manhattan's grid, originally a Native American trade path through the island.

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great spaces: AN EPHEMERAL WATERFRONT

great spaces: AN EPHEMERAL WATERFRONT

It has become an all-too-common sight in coastal American cities; the decaying vestiges of once-bustling ports.  The United States began as a collection of port cities dotting the Atlantic coast, and these ports were its lifeblood for many years.  However, the steady creep of gentrification and the cost of living in many American cities has driven the port facilities away.

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