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By Willem Salet, Sako Musterd

The altering spatial association of the town of Amsterdam displays a larger-scale method: the typical form of Western towns is altering around the globe. for hundreds of years, the city middle used to be taken with no consideration because the point of interest for overseas contacts and daily actions. The essays accumulated right here give some thought to how city areas were transformed—not in basic terms spatially yet socially, economically, and culturally—into multi-centered metropolitan arrays, with participants interpreting the recent city identities which can emerge from such altering stipulations.

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The wide-scale introduction of gas light brought Paris the honorary title of cité lumière. The creation of new arteries was instrumental in the clearance of slums. Haussmann carefully projected the new streets to destroy as many overcrowded ilôts insalubres as possible. He thus succeeded in removing both slums and their underclass residents from the center of Paris. They were banned to the banlieue, where they were invisible to the admirers of Paris who rarely paid a visit to the dreary landscape outside the ramparts.

From the completion of the very first blocks, in 1970, there were problems. In part this was due to the fact that a city sometimes changes faster than its planners could have foreseen. For example, very different groups moved in than had been envisaged. Those who came were mainly immigrants, with very few people from the old working-class districts, while a high percentage of the new inhabitants were the poor and unemployed. The parking garages and the long, spartan walkways designed in the relatively safe 1960s had by the turn of the decade turned into breeding grounds for crime.

He planned for large public squares at all the intersections, with prominent buildings acting as markers. He wanted to create several centers, so that his city would not close in around a single focus. And his plan had a clear third dimension: he was constantly playing with the height of his streets and monuments. He also sought new centers. The new Amsterdam-Zuid station was supposed to play an important part in this, as a “reflection” of Centraal Station. Little came of this last ambition. The Minervalaan was intended as a broad and busy shopping boulevard, the link between the new station and a square at the junction of the Apollolaan, where Berlage planned a huge Academy of Arts.

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