FILLING THE VOID: THE INTERVAL BETWEEN THE PAST AND THE FUTURE
As society continued to evolve and expand, a gradual population exodus from the core of the city resulted in the deterioration of high-quality buildings. Left behind are empty lots, vacant structures, and the remains of local historic architecture. This thesis will critically examine the void space created when buildings are removed from the streetscape. It will determine that this space is not lost and devoid of meaning, but is a place of new opportunity to bridge from the past to the future. The void becomes an interval, an intermission in the life of the city, from which the city can re-new itself. The built environment is a visual connection to the past and heritage of a community. Uniting old buildings with new concepts of design will create a revived urban core that compliments the past while looking toward the future.
School:University of Cincinnati
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:void space in between wheeling wv revitalization fill urban renewal interval
Date of Publication:01/01/2006