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A History of Brooklyn Bridge ParkHow a Community Reclaimed and Transformed New York City's Waterfront$
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Nancy Webster and David Shirley

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231171229

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231171229.001.0001

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Changing of the Guard

Changing of the Guard

Chapter:
(p.113) Six Changing of the Guard
Source:
A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park
Author(s):

Nancy Webster

David Shirley

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231171229.003.0007

Tells the story of a change in the BBPC’s leadership and their successful advocacy effort to incorporate the area between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges into the future park. Further south, planning begins on the piers area of the park with the hiring of an elite architectural firm to plan and oversee construction of the Park, publication of General Project Plan providing the general public with the first glimpse of what the actual Park might involve, disillusion and dissent among some early supporters and other citizen groups, and the beginnings of some negative media coverage of the Park.

Keywords:   Michael Van Valkenburgh, HRA, Joanne Witty, Tensie Whelan, Marianna Koval, Two Trees, David Walentas, Fred Bland

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