Monday, November 28, 2005

The Stoop















Gehry spoke about the tradition of the stoop in Brooklyn, and how he hoped to use long steps to provide transitions. But the thing about stoops: they’re all about the street. The stoop mediates between the public street and the private space behind the building line. The street connects, it’s a cultural resource. One project should not take it away; it can’t easily be undone.

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