Primary Mixed Uses

In chapter 8, Primary Mixed Uses, Jacobs laments the decision to take its most impressive "cultural chessmen" and, rather than distribute them across the city in ways that would strengthen the "matrix" of the city, chose to isolate them in the fortress that became Lincoln Center. She attributes the decision, in part, to the belief of the time that the wealthy would be more apt to contribute to "large decontaminated islands of monuments" rather than to more dispersed (and less visually ostentatious) structures (Jacobs 1961, 219-221).

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Lincoln Center model
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Lincoln Center model
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Back of the Metropolitan Opera House facing Amsterdam Avenue

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