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Florida International University

2001

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Lower Manhattan And The East River: An Investigation Into The Renewal Of The Lower East Side Waterfront, Todd A. Edge Dec 2001

Lower Manhattan And The East River: An Investigation Into The Renewal Of The Lower East Side Waterfront, Todd A. Edge

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

With the mid-20th Century construction of an elevated highway along Manhattan’s East River, the declining neighborhood of the Lower East Side was removed from its waterfront. As cities begin to re-examine their edges, I feel it is appropriate to address the issues of the Lower East Side community and its former riverfront. Utilizing the recent developments in Manhattan, London, and Chicago as a basis for determining how metropolitan areas are attempting to reconnect with their shores, a set of questions were developed, analyzed, and then applied to the Lower East Side. With the analysis of these questions providing the ...


Mountain Lake Colony Pinewood Estate Garden Historic Preservation, Elisabeth Matthies Barón Nov 2001

Mountain Lake Colony Pinewood Estate Garden Historic Preservation, Elisabeth Matthies Barón

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Pinewood Estate is a significant resource in the history of the theory and practice of landscape architecture. The purpose of this thesis is to provide a landscape plan to restore the Pinewood Estate to its historic integrity in order to retain and reflect its past.

In order to determine the criteria used to establish how and to what period the estate should be restored to, the Secretary of the Interior's Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes was followed. This process involved documenting the existing conditions of the estate. Site inventory and analysis and onsite interviews were conducted. Natural ...


Architecture As Friendly Interface A Digital Information Facility For The Village Of Islamorada, Linda Feinberg Apr 2001

Architecture As Friendly Interface A Digital Information Facility For The Village Of Islamorada, Linda Feinberg

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

As the objects of technology advance, today’s ubiquitous computers may soon vacate our desktops to inhabit society as cultural artifacts. This thesis explores individual’s relationships with current communication technologies. The consideration of scale in future information systems opens the door to opportunities for improvement. Architecture becomes the medium to relieve the issues of misinformation in Islamorada, Florida.

Future communication systems as conceptualized by the Cranbrook Academy of Art Industrial Design students, as well as similar systems implemented by M.l.T Media Lab students, were reviewed. Retrieving information will no longer be limited to the remote access of ...


Theorizing Suburban Public Space In Kendall, Fabio J. Bendana Apr 2001

Theorizing Suburban Public Space In Kendall, Fabio J. Bendana

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine whether public space in the suburbs has the same settings as that of a central city or if it has its own characteristics.

In order to approach this problem the area of Kendall was thoroughly studied by examining aerial maps, historic images and writings of local historians such as Donna Knowles Born. Heavy emphasis was placed on the transformation of the original one-mile grid characteristic of the city of Miami. As the area of Kendall was being developed, the grid was transformed into an irregular and organic method of laying out a ...


Calle Ocho Revived : Artists Studios Commemorate The Role Of Cuban Exiles (1960-1973) In The Development Of Calle Ocho, Pilar L. Benitez Apr 2001

Calle Ocho Revived : Artists Studios Commemorate The Role Of Cuban Exiles (1960-1973) In The Development Of Calle Ocho, Pilar L. Benitez

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to learn about the historical development of Eight Street in order to use this information in the revitalization of this area with the new migration of artists.

This study demonstrated a cyclical pattern prompted by the economical success of the immigrant group. The 1960 Cuban migration brought an era of life to Eight Street. As the Cubans became successful they left the area causing a decline. Presently the area is witnessing a migration of artists that may bring it new life.

The thesis retrofits buildings in this area to create a series of artist ...


Museum Of Urban Development And Headquarters For The Planning/Preservation Department Of The City Of Miami Beach., Roberto Bezold Apr 2001

Museum Of Urban Development And Headquarters For The Planning/Preservation Department Of The City Of Miami Beach., Roberto Bezold

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The objective of this research and thesis was to develop a program and project in the context of the Historic Art Deco District in Miami Beach. This project intended to analyze the chronological history of the urban development of the Art Deco District, its geographical, political and socio-cultural conditions as well as the evolution and different architectonic typologies of the area. In order to understand the issues involved in design in a historic context, this research addressed and analyzed several architectonic interventions within various historic places. This research concluded with the design of a public facility located at Ocean Drive ...


New Trends In Health Architecture For Children And The Effects Of The Built Environment On Young Patients, Luis Felipe Barahona Mar 2001

New Trends In Health Architecture For Children And The Effects Of The Built Environment On Young Patients, Luis Felipe Barahona

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The objective of this thesis was to investigate the effects of the built environment on the outcome of young patients. This investigation included recent innovations in children's hospitals that integrated both medical and architectural case studies as part of their design issues. In addition, the intervention responded to man-made conditions and natural elements of the site. The thesis project, a Children's Rehabilitation Hospital, is located at 1500 N.W. River Drive in Miami, Florida.

The thesis intervention emerged from a site analysis that focused on the shifting of the urban grid, the variation in scale of the immediate ...