He cooperated in setting up Jefferson Square, partly because so many of his own trustees are involved, most of all Ben Hopkins. And partly because he didn't realize, any more than anyone else did, that the square's budget would shoot up ...
Author: Noel B. Gerson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Jefferson Square was a multi-million dollar culture center…but there was nothing at all cultural about some of the things that happened there during its grand opening in the Sixties. At the Repertory Theater, a play called Confessional was in rehearsal. Some called it dramatic literature. Others considered it a tasteless exploitation of the playwright’s former marriage to America’s queen of sex. In the expensive interior of Symphony Hall, the brilliant and erratic conductor of the Jefferson Square Symphony Orchestra was working feverishly on a new concerto while his private life was rushing toward its own scandalous crescendo. In the board room, the dream of the state’s governor for a presidential nomination was interrupted by the discovery that Jefferson Square was making this rich man richer. And in the executive offices, where architects’ drawings were still being argued over, Jefferson Square’s recently hired cultural director was being tempted to destroy what he had been employed to hold together. Jefferson Square provides a fascinating glimpse of life behind the scenes in the midst of the creation of a new urban cultural epicenter, a symbol of the gentrification forcing out longtime neighborhood inhabitants. From the glitz and the glamor of Jefferson Square proper, to the hardships faced by residents of the condemned projects in the area, Gerson brings microcosms of the Sixties to Technicolor life.
See also relocation benefits; specific owners and residents. cooperatives, 257 Corbin-Nelson, Shirley: on condemnation notices, 156; eminent domain displacement of, 213–214; Fitchett and, 182; on negotiations regarding Jefferson Square ...
Author: Debbie Becher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
News media reports on eminent domain often highlight outrage and heated protest. But these accounts, Debbie Becher finds, obscure a much more complex reality of how Americans understand property. Private Property and Public Power presents the first comprehensive study of a city's acquisitions, exploring how and why Philadelphia took properties between 1992 and 2007 for private redevelopment. Becher uses original data-collected from city offices and interviews with over a hundred residents, business owners, community leaders, government representatives, attorneys, and appraisers-to explore how eminent domain really works. Surprisingly, the city took over 4,000 private properties, and these takings rarely provoked opposition. When conflicts did arise, community residents, businesses, and politicians all appealed to a shared notion of investment to justify their arguments about policy. It is this social conception of property as an investment of value, committed over time, that government is responsible for protecting. Becher's findings stand in stark contrast to the views of libertarian and left-leaning activists and academics, but recognizing property as investment, she argues, may offer a solid foundation for more progressive urban policies.
Location Completion Size Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 2006 3,500,000 square feet 1 Urban context 2 Jefferson Square 3 Concept sketch of Jefferson Square 3 the site is bordered by the low - rise , residential Washington Square ...
Author: Tsoi/Kobus & Associates
Publisher: Images Publishing
Tsoi/Kobus & Associates (TK&A) was founded in 1983 by Edward Tsoi and Richard Kobus on a belief in the power of technology and the promise it holds for building types of all kinds. From the early days of its practice, TK&A has sought to apply rigor and beauty in equal measure to the design of even the most technologically complex projects. This principle has guided the firm's search for design solutions that accommodate intensive technical demands while demonstrating sensitivity to human needs for comfort, dignity, and inspiration. This monograph presents an exploration of the firm's architectural philosophy and showcases its expertise in realizing projects of the highest caliber. Coinciding with Tsoi/Kobus & Associates' 25th anniversary, this publication is a celebration of the firm, its founders, and its employees, and is a tribute to a brand of architecture that combines cutting-edge technology with compassion and creativity.
Significance of the Site Jefferson Square Park served as a refugee encampment after the 1906 earthquake. Across the street, the modern San Francisco Emergency Communications Center will be a major factor in coordinating the emergency ...
Author: Carol S. Prentice
Publisher: Geological Society of America
The twenty field trip guides in this volume represent the work of earthquake professionals from the earth science, engineering, and emergency management communities. The guides were developed to cross the boundaries between these professions, and thus reflect this diversity: trips focus on the built environment, the effects of the 1906 earthquake, the San Andreas fault, and other active faults in northern California.
At Dylan's request, Jay began to dig through the newspaper's files to see if there were any stories about the Jefferson Square Company. Jay's research led him to an article in the Daily Journal from nearly thirty years before about the ...
Author: David Celley
Publisher: BookLocker.com, Inc.
LAPD Detective Carlos Aguilar must apprehend a serial killer who’s terrorizing employees and tenants of a housing project that occupies valuable land wanted for a huge development purpose. The problem facing future real estate developers in contemporary Los Angeles is that available land large enough for a major development is rare, expensive, and difficult to find. Driven by greed, a ruthless real estate developer, who wants the land along Sultan Road, pushes homeowners out of their homes, and kills anyone who stands in his way. Detective Aguilar is sent to investigate a body found in the bushes near an office building north of Harbor City, California. Aguilar is a tough minded, former Middleweight boxer, who is soft spoken and speaks in a low monotone. He’s a well-seasoned homicide detective who has worked many cases involving gruesome killings. Early on, he determines that the single murder he is investigating has a much wider plot behind it, and a cover up, that may be directed from somebody in high office, is in play. Although hampered by his supervisor, he won’t give up on the prospect that the serial killer he’s after was hired to cause the terror needed to shake the trees and provide the benefactor with his prize. Aguilar has a good working relationship with a millennial reporter from the main Los Angeles newspaper working on his first crime story. The reporter digs up and shares enough information to put Aguilar on the path to unraveling the cover up. Known only as “El Puma”, the serial killer in the story is a cunning hit man from deep south Mexico, where he worked for one of the drug cartels in the area. He uses the cover of a political refugee, and is handled by a disgraced former police officer on the payroll of an organized crime outfit disguised as a community security service. Each killing he performs is managed differently and masked to look like a random act. He usually strikes like his namesake, the puma, that leaps on his prey from an ambush. Aguilar is alerted to the presence in the area of a hired killer by one of his gang contacts. “El Puma” is elusive, and gives Aguilar and his partner a very difficult time in identifying and locating him. During one encounter, the crafty killer and his handler create a diversion which leads to a gunfight enabling them to evade arrest. When the handler is apprehended separately, he finally decides to help Aguilar find “El Puma”.
Jefferson, Mississippi Fictional place, seat of Faulkner's imaginary YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY, Mississippi. ... Many Oxford landmarks are, however, used in Jefferson: the Courthouse Square, the center of community life and the Saturday ...
Author: A. Nicholas Fargnoli
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
One of the greatest and most influential American writers, William Faulkner is remembered for novels and short stories thatexplore the complex culture and tragic legacy of the American South.Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Faulkner and his influentialworksOCo"As I Lay Dying"; "Light in August"; "The Sound and the Fury"; "Absalom, Absalom "; The Bear; and many othersOCoare studied all over the world. "Critical Companion to William Faulkner"OCoa"