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Releasing The Unconsciousness | Visualizing The City, Taihui Li
Architecture Senior Theses
This thesis explores how subway stations lost their identity as strategic node of connectivity which constructed the prevailing image of New York City. In Civilization and Its Discontents (1930), Sigmund Freud famously compared the human mind to the city of Rome. He argues that both contain strata of memory and history which have accumulated over the years through a messy and ad-hoc process. Like Rome, New York City also has a layered history, albeit not as deep.
This thesis contends that the subway entrance serves as an experiential entre into the unconscious experience of the unknown elements of the past ...