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Insuring the City

The Prudential Center and the Postwar Urban Landscape


Συγγραφέας: Rubin Elihu
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300170184
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 240
Διαστάσεις: 24x3x16
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Insuring the City"

An in-depth look at Boston's Prudential Center and what its story reveals about the evolution of the modern American city The Prudential Center anchors the Boston skyline with its tall, gray tower. It is also a historical beacon, representing a midcentury moment when insurance companies such as Prudential were particularly aware of how their physical presence and civic engagement reflected upon their intangible product: financial security. Looking to New York's Rockefeller Center, the creators of the Prudential Center aspired to use real estate development as a tool toward civic achievement, reinvigorating central Boston and integrating a large complex of buildings with new infrastructure for the automobile. Architectural historian Elihu Rubin tells the full story of "The Pru," placing it within the political, economic, and architectural contexts of the period. The Prudential Center played a pivotal role in the economic redevelopment of Boston and was arguably one of the most significant urban developments of the 1950s and '60s. It is an important story, and one that provides great insight into the evolution of the modern city in postwar America.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Rubin Elihu
ISBN: 9780300170184
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 18/05/2012
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 240
Τόπος έκδοσης: New Haven
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 820 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 24x3x16 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 50 b-w illus.

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