Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

San Francisco Bridges postcard booklet

Appropo of the 11th Street Bridge Park project, which I wrote about yesterday, and the posts from July and August ("The Anacostia River and considering the bridges as a unit and as a premier element of public art and civic architecture" and "Saving the South Capitol Bridge as an exclusive pedestrian and and bicycle bridge") arguing that the city could address bridges across the Anacostia River in a much more significant and design-forward manner, I came across a souvenir postcard folder from the 1930s, focused on how "The World's Greatest Bridges span the San Francisco Bay."  One side is devoted solely to the Golden Gate Bridge and the other side pictures the other bridges.

I imagine there are bridge-focused folders for other cities, so I'll have to be on the lookout for them.

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