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November 29, 2005

The Stoop

Brooklyn Views

stoops.jpgThe scoop on the stoops — Brooklyn Views architectural blogger makes a brief point about Gehry's idea to riff on Brooklyn's real architectural icon, the street stoop, and the importance of the street as a "cultural resource."

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NoLandGrab: BV's point reminds us that stoops were originally designed to keep entrances well above the dirty horse manure-filled streets of New York.

The elegant stoop design and its rhythmic repetition had a practical purpose. In contrast, Gehry's idea is artifice.

Posted by lumi at November 29, 2005 6:37 AM