6 Downtown in the First Suburban Decade

6 Downtown in the First Suburban Decade - NYC 3 million...

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Downtown in the First Suburban Decade 1931
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Union Central Life (Central Trust, PNC) (1913) Cass Gilbert (and Cinti firm) - Woolworth Building Ingalls Building , 1903 First reinforced concrete skyscraper Union Trust (Bartlett) 1901 (Burnham) Traction Building (Tristate), 1902 First National Bank , 1904
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The Bowery, (1896)
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Pennsylvania Station (1910); Grand Central Station (1913)
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Macy’s, 1907
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Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (1931), Chrysler Building (1930), Helmsley (1929)
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Walnut and 5 th St. (1910) http://www.shorpy.com/node/8949?size=_original Daily Downtown Traffic, 1920s LA – Nearly half of population (500,000)
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Unformatted text preview: NYC 3 million (below 59 th St.) Boston 825,000 Pittsburgh 355,000 St. Louis 270,000 Corner of Michigan and Griswold, Detroit, circa 1920 The Many Cures for Congestion Widen streets, one-way streets Limit parking Regulated streets lights, turn restrictions Department store branches Neighborhood Movie Houses Sears, Miami (1929) Grenada Theatre, Minneapolis (1927) Great Depression Demolition for taxpayers - open lots for parking 1932-1940: 10% of Chicagos commercial space was demolished 1941 1940s Los Angeles 25% of downtown was parking...
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