Adam Fogel

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Honors Thesis


After World War II, large portions of the American public began to move away from the city into the surrounding suburban areas. This was known as the Urban Crisis. Places like Detroit, Boston, and even Fort Worth had to deal with the devastating impact this crisis caused. Historians and Urban Planners have explored methods to counteract the Urban Crisis and create a successful urban environment. Four city blocks in Downtown Fort Worth have been digitally recreated and evaluated based on this criterion. This project focused on the location of the Fort Worth Water Gardens because the avant-garde aesthetics are a radical change from the traditional downtown blocks it replaced. Creating a model is vital because the study of architecture depends heavily on data visualization. A figure-ground model comparison establishes the sense of place that four blocks had and shows what the Water Gardens lack today.

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