Project1_Final_The NY Metropolis fragmented by Robert Moses' Brooklyn-Queens Expressway built between the 1950s and 1960s. Note how the highway separates the rest of Queens from its northernmost neighborhood of Ditmars, isolating it. The isolation of this neighborhood is reflected in its demographics. In 1974, Turkey invaded Cyprus, causing a mass migration of people to flee from Greece to New York, settling mainly in Ditmars. Whereas the rest of Astoria has diversified with Blacks, Latinos, Asians, and Caucasians, the Brooklyn-Queens-Expressway caused a spatial and metaphoric divide, isolating Ditmars and its primarily ethnic Greek/Caucasian residents.
Figure Ground 1:500 – SoHo Cast Iron District
Composition 1809 and Present Figure Ground
Urban development / residential transformation? The Chicken or the egg?
Subway connection and retail areas
Genealogy of territory/ Urban patterns/ Rail road connections
A Genealogy of Religious buildings
Religious buildings and their placement in the secular grid
Urban connections through History 1 sq km
Framing and Land use study
NYC Land Use and context
link to presentation on: territory of architecture shc