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Title :

Public space and public memory in New York's City Hall Park

Author :
BOGART, Michele H. ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Traces the development of City Hall Park, Manhattan, 1620 to the present. The area was the original New York Commons, and from 1712 to 1796 a section on the north served as the African Burial Ground. The 19th and 20th cs. were marked by bifurcation, and conflicting social, economic and political claims for the park. These competing visions of public space were brought to the fore in 1991 when remnants of the 18th c. burial ground were discovered during construction of a new federal office building. Bogart aims to restore traces of the relationship of human activity to locale, whose significance is lost today. ;
Pagination/Size :
19 ill.; maps; plans ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Afro-Américains ; Cimetière ; Conservation ; Etats-Unis ; Mémoire ; New York (NY, USA), City Hall Park ; Parc ; Pré communal ; Public ; 1600-2000 ;
Descriptors :
African Americans ; Cemeteries ; Conservation ; Greens ; Memory ; New York (NY, USA), City Hall Park ; Parks ; Public ; United States ; 1600-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Journal of urban history, 1999, 25, 2, Jan
INIST identifier :
24968931 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0096-1442 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Sage Publications, Newbury Park, CA
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;