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Unformatted text preview: Although not in the same circumstances, the working-class neighborhoods of Manchester can parallel the development of Wacker Drive in Chicago. As stated in the article, Old Town was a poorly planned district with narrow, winding streets and was severely overpopulated and overdeveloped. This resulted in filthy, insufferable living conditions for the working class of the city. In the newer portion of the district, the circumstances are only marginally better, if at all. The difference in this part of the district is that a strip of the run-down houses was destroyed in order to create a wide and acceptable street that is uncharacteristic of the urban neighborhood. While the articles deal with contrasting cities, the underlying theme of both is that the development of urban cities creates excessive crowding which demands the need for the destruction of sections of the city to develop open public space....
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This essay was uploaded on 03/25/2008 for the course ANT 345C taught by Professor Johnhartigan during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Fall '07