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Title:The Murphy Building as an Urban Catalyst: Revitalizing Downtown East St. Louis, IL
Author(s):Placek, Justin P.
Contributor(s):Pallathucheril, Varkki George; Dearborn, Lynne; Selby, Robert I.
Subject(s):downtown revitalization
Geographic Coverage:East St. Louis, IL
Abstract:This paper seeks to explore the role architecture plays in the revitalization process of a decayed downtown area. It begins by understanding why this urban area became so barren and how a catalytic reaction can revitalize the downtown area of East St. Louis, IL. It then forecasts future land-use for the downtown area, while also proposing a new urban design scheme for the area to successfully connect to other key areas. Finally, it focuses on the rehab of the historic Murphy Building.
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report:MUP Capstone
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-01

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