Copley Square : realizing its full potential
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
William L. Porter.
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The objective of this study is to form a basis for realizing the full potential of Copley Square, and also to establish an approach to the issues of preservation and revitalization of historic urban squares. The objective is achieved by: Examining the history of Copley Square. The focus of this portion of the study is on how the square was originated and formed, and the events which have shaped and changed it over a period of one hundred years. Developing criteria for the evaluation of proposals to redesign Copley Square. The criteria are developed based on observations and analysis of the square and its surroundings. Evaluating the two competition programs and winning designs which redesigned Copley Square in 1965 and 1984. Discussing the process of this study and its underlying theme, which also outlines an approach for the revitalization of urban squares in general.
Thesis (M.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1984.MICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ROTCH.Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-162).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology