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Old Posted Oct 5, 2018, 1:05 PM
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^ No. It’s hideous, but at least the scale isn’t too bad.
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Edward Logue, basically the Robert Moses of New Haven, was responsible for all that urban renewal. He later did the same to Boston and Upstate NY. He was considered very progressive and enlightened.

In terms of urbanism, it was better to be poor and neglected during the period 1945-1970.
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^ No. It’s hideous, but at least the scale isn’t too bad.
a louis kahn building hideous, well thats a new perspective
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It looks reasonably intact, but like most older American cities, it seems to have really suffered from road widening projects, etc. Those streets downtown and around campus should all be one lane each way with no street parking.

And being there I felt that it’s not nearly as intact as it should be, both because of parking lots and urban renewal, with the latter including misguided postwar attempts by the university to build “modern” facilities (read: hideous, out-of-scale brutalism). Bunch of big parking garages too.

And being there (read: via google)
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you don't like the yale center for british art? you'd prefer more faux-gothic?
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a louis kahn building hideous, well thats a new perspective
I don't particularly want to get into a debate about the differences between the merits of architecture as art form in need of constant forward progress versus the merits of architecture as a satisfying habitat for walkable human urbanism, but suffice it to say you are making an appeal to authority logical fallacy.
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for one, there is nothing about the yale center for british art that is anti-urban

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ya...6!4d-72.930876

there is also ground floor retail in the building.

the complaints here from crawford and 10023 about this scale of urbanism are ludicrous and should be called out.
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