Form, design, and the city

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Main contributors
Levanios, Michael; Litecky, Paul A.
Analyzes the genesis of Penn Center, Philadelphia's project to remove urban blight from its inner city, focusing on the architectural qualities and processes of city planning projects. Traces the development of the master plan which sought to integrate commercial and residential areas with adequate transportation facilities, parks, and historical sites to create a practical and aesthetically pleasing urban environment. Presented by the overseer of the Penn Center project, city planner Edmund Bacon, the film also provides interviews with architects and city officials from the project team. "This is a motion picture adaptation of a presentation made before the Ninety-Third Annual Convention of the American Institute of Architects, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The original continuity, the physical setting, and the basic style of presentation are as originally presented on the stage."--Film introduction.
Bacon, Edmund N.; Reynolds Metals Company; American Institute of Architects; Smith, Robert R.
De Frenes and Company; Film Counselors, inc.
American Culture; Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places; Urban Renewal; City Planning
North America; United States; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia
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57 minutes; 16mm; color
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Fedora 2 PID: umd:166266; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/19584; Catalog Key: HT177.P54 F67 1962; Filename: ocm07550537

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