Morphing Manhattanism

Morphing Manhattanism argues for the use of the bridge as an organization device for urbanism to promote a sense of inter-regionalism in lieu isolationism resultant from Manhattanism. The programmed bridge subverts the center-periphery relationship established in that old order in light of a more dispersed model. As Manhattanism ends, so too does its verticalized density; new archteypes emerge from a regional order based in infrastructure. The transfiguration of the city pulls the worlds from the captivity of the grid and creates a new more expansive understanding of worldliness, bridging continental divide while maintaining architectural interiority. The island is broken, its shores have been breached.

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