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Tall buildings and the city : improving the understanding of placemaking, imageability, and tourism / Kheir Al-Kodmany.

Author/Creator:
Al-Kodmany, Kheir, author.
Publication:
Singapore : Springer, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 477 pages : color illustrations, color maps, color plans ; 24 cm.
Series:
Urban book series
The urban book series, 2365-757X
Contained In:
Springer Nature eBook
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Subjects:
Tall buildings -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Tall buildings -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Design and construction.
City planning -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Regional planning -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Sociology, Urban -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Social media.
City planning.
Regional planning.
Sociology, Urban.
Local subjects:
Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning. (search)
Urban Studies/Sociology. (search)
Social Media. (search)
Summary:
The chaotic proliferation of skyscrapers in many cities around the world is contributing to a decline in placemaking. This book examines the role of skyscrapers and open spaces in promoting placemaking in the city of Chicago. Chicagos skyscrapers tell an epic story of transformative architectural design, innovative engineering solutions, and bold entrepreneurial spirit. The citys public plazas and open spaces attract visitors, breathe life, and bring balance into the cityscape. Using locational data from social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, along with imagery from Google Earth, fieldwork, direct observations, in-depth surveys, and the combined insights from architectural and urban design literature, this study reveals the roles that socio-spatial clusters of skyscrapers, public spaces, architecture, and artwork play to enhance placemaking in Chicago. The study illustrates how Chicago, as the birthplace of skyscrapers, remains a leading city in tall building integration and innovation. Focusing on some of the finest urban places in America, including the Chicago River, the Magnificent Mile, and the Chicago Loop, the book offers meaningful architectural and urban design lessons that are transferable to emerging skyscraper cities around the globe.
Contents:
Introduction
Tall Building Construction Boom: A Global Snapshot
Theoretical Framework: Engage, Enhance, and Enrich
Public Participation and Methods of Visual Communication
Preliminary Findings
The Chicago River
The Magnificent Mile
The Chicago Loop
The Chicago Skyline
Chicago as a Placemaking Model.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
9789811560286
9811560285
9789811560293
OCLC:
1154076634