By: Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY.
Presentation on theme: "Urbanization As Seen Through Late 19c - Early 20c Architecture."— Presentation transcript:
1UrbanizationAs Seen ThroughLate 19c - Early 20cArchitecture
2Characteristics of Urbanization During the Gilded Age Megalopolis.Mass Transit.Magnet for economic and social opportunities.Pronounced class distinctions Inner & outer coreNew frontier of opportunity for women.Squalid living conditions for many.Political machines.Ethnic neighborhoods.
3The City as a New “Frontier?” New Use of SpaceNew Class DiversityNew Architectural StyleNew EnergyNew Symbols of Change & ProgressThe City as a New “Frontier?”New Culture (“Melting Pot”)Make a New StartNew Form of Classic “Rugged Individualism”New Levels of Crime, Violence, & Corruption
15New York City Architectural Style: 1870s-1910s The style was less innovative than in Chicago.NYC was the source of the capital for Chicago.Most major business firms had their headquarters in NYC their bldgs. became “logos” for their companies.NYC buildings and skyscrapers were taller than in Chicago.