Weekend links: World-sized ideas
Image from AEPA Architects Engineers P.C.
Will giant globe perch over freeway?:
An architect wants to construct
a building that looks like a split globe of the earth atop the I-395 Center Leg Freeway. (DCist, WBJ behind paywall
Dupont underground movies?:
Tenants pondering using space in Dupont's underground tunnels include a movie theater and a big retailer
. The revenue would help fund arts space in much of the tunnels. (City Paper)
Petition against the sidepath law: Ask the Senate
to reject the provision in the transportation reauthorization draft that would force cyclists onto sidepaths in parks and other federal roads. Here's why it's a terrible idea
. (Bike League, Streetsblog)
Height limit = high prices in one city:
Gentrification is pricing the poor AND the middle class out of Munich. A height limit
, which limits the amount of housing, is one contributing factor. (International, Erik W)
The decline of pedestrian rights:
Once, pedestrians roamed streets freely. They started to lose their dominance
to streetcars and then bicycles, and ultimately to cars, especially when on-street parking became legal. (NY Times)
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