PEDESTRIANS IN THE VERTICAL CITY

RESTORING VITALITY TO OUR CITIES MEANS COUNTERACTING HORIZONTAL SPRAWL WITH VERTICAL GROWTH. VERTICAL PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT BY ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS AS WELL AS PEDESTRIAN FLOW WITHIN AND WITHOUT A BUILDING ARE REVIEWED. NEW YORK'S PAN AM BUILDING PROVIDES AN EXAMPLE OF HOW AN INTERIOR PEDESTRIAN STREET RUNNING AT GROUND LEVEL UNDER A BUILDING CAN HANDLE A LARGE VOLUME OF NUNBUILDING TRAFFIC AND IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION IN AN AREA. THE ULTIMATE DECISIONS ABOUT PEDESTRIAN SPACE DESIGN MUST BE MADE IN TERMS OF THE INDIVIDUAL BUILDING AND THE DISTRICT IN WHICH IT IS LOCATED. SAFETY AND SECURITY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND AESTHETIC QUALITY, AS WELL AS TRAFFIC PEAKS AND SURGES MUST BE CONSIDERED TO PRODUCE OPTIMUM RESULTS. /AUTHOR/

  • Authors:
    • Zimmerman, W
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00240795
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1974 12:00AM