Quick Take: Sidewalk Ballet

“A sidewalk by itself is nothing. It is an abstraction. It means something only in conjunction with the buildings and other uses that border it, or border other sidewalks very near it.”  DLGAC p. 29

Photo by Giles Ashford

Photo by Giles Ashford

“It is a complex order. Its essence is intricacy of sidewalk use, bringing to it a constant succession of eyes. This order is all composed of movement and change, and although it is life, not art, we may fancifully call it the art form of the city and liken it to the dance…” DLGAC pp. 50-54

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