The Plaza began its construction in 1905, when Gates and his partner bought the land in front of Central Park for 3 Million dollars. They decided to construct a building for the privileged class of New York. The building was a sky scraper based on the French chateau. They built the interiors with the finest materials from Europe. Tiles, marvel stones, gold, crested china, silverware and crystal chandeliers were all imported from Europe to fit the taste of the rich.
The majestic building was something that the upper-class Europeans would yearn for, thus making the foreigners look respectable in their eyes. Moreover, it is not surprising that the Europeans would suddenly take interest in such a momentous place. Polo continued to describe the paradise he visited. The Khan owned extensive chambers and halls where he kept his belongings and his ladies and his concubines. Parks of game and lust herbage between the inner and outer walls were something to marvel at.
Although the making of new transportation was dangerous and killed many workers, the ways the developments in transportation brought economic and social changes in the United States in the period 1820 to 1860 was because of the new railroads, the new types of transportation, and the way it helped make more income. The first reason why the developments in transportation brought social changes was because of the railroads. With new railroads people were now able to move all around the United States. Now that people were settling in new places it allowed the growth of cities. With all these growing cites, it really changed the way people lived.
Central Park Central Park was the first urban landscaped park in the United States. Originally conceived in the salons of wealthy New Yorkers in the early 1850's, the park project spanned more than a decade and cost the city ten million dollars. The purpose was to refute the European view that Americans lacked a sense of civic duty and appreciation for cultural refinement and instead possessed an unhealthy and individualistic materialism that precluded interest in the common good. After years of debate over the location, the park's construction finally began in 1857, based on the winner of a park design contest, the "Greensward Plan," of Frederick Law Olmsted, the park superintendent, and Calvert Vaux, an architect. Using the power of eminent domain, the city acquired 840 acres located in the center of Manhattan, spanning two and a half miles from 59th Street to 106th Street (in 1863 the park was extended north to 110th Street) and half a mile from Fifth Avenue to Eighth Avenue.
I believe... Development of Lake Mead is a result of political pressure from California and need for power in greater Los Angeles. An example of a hypothesis with regard to social characteristics. I believe... New Urbanist communities are a direct response to urban sprawl and its lack of a sense of community. 15) Form a hypothesis about the physical characteristics of your selected site: I believe that the physical characteristics of this site are the main reasons why people decide to live in this town. 16) Form a hypothesis about the economic/political setting of your selected site: I believe that the development of this street was for moneymaking purposes and the aesthetic appeal that the citizens of this town were looking for.
The massive number of European immigrants that entered into America’s east coast from the late 1800’s and on forever influenced the growth and development of the country. Fleeing crop failure, famine, rising taxes, and land/job shortages, many immigrants journeyed to the United States because it was perceived as the land of economic opportunity. With hope for a brighter future, nearly 27 million immigrants arrived in the United States between 1880 and 1920. The majority of the immigrants entered through Ellis Island, leading it to become the gateway to America and become recognized as a national symbol. Many of the immigrants, not knowing the way America worked, didn’t stray too far from the East Coast and moved into areas filled with people of similar languages, traditions, and beliefs.
The first example of this is the rich, wealthy and business like people. They support republicans by donating money towards the republican party for the presidential candidates to have a successful and effective campaign. Many influential republican donors are based in New York, such people like Kenneth G. Langone, a billionaire Home Depot founder who supports the campaign of Republican governor Chris Christie of New Jersey run for president. Such people will get certain deals and are linked to the party, they donate their money in order to get low tax which is a tradition for the Republicans. Meaning more middle class (who more or less support Democrats) people pay higher taxes, while richer people save their money.
New media and communication technologies already impact on many aspects of everyday life including work, home and leisure. These new technologies are influencing the way that we develop social networks; understand places and location. The paper presents the initial findings of the impacts that digital communication technologies are having on public urban spaces and types of activities, which will improve the quality of the pedestrian’s environment within urban places. khedivial Cairo downtown public spaces are chosen as a case study, its public spaces and streets has been in public attention for many years and were serving for various generations of public life. It will be very important to study how these modern forms of connecting can influence the social interaction in well established and centrally located public spaces.
The automobile, rise of the middle class, and the election of Robert Maestri as mayor all led to New Orleans becoming a city devoted mainly to tourism. When Henry Ford invented the Model T and then mass produced it he gave the average American a fairly cheap ticket to all of America. Now Americans didn’t have to worry about overpriced train fares or the price gouging of hotels by train stations. All they had to do was jump into their car and drive. This allowed Americans from the Midwestern states to vacation more.
Ralph Lauren, one of the most well-known clothing designers, has taken over the fashion industry. The famous stitched label of a jockey riding a horse with a standard polo stick in hand is the new face of wealth. Normally this brand would be for the affluent customer it has now transferred over to the younger generation. Due to the extremely high cost of this brand of clothing (shirts average cost is $79.99), many parents of school-aged children are now interested in inexpensive clothing. The school uniform debate was first highlighted in 1996 in President Clinton’s speech in which he stated that more schools should transfer to uniforms to help prevent violence among teenage children over fancy designer labels such as Ralph Lauren.