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Classic Documentary on Public Space Now Available Online

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William H. Whyte's thinking on public spaces influenced Mayor Bill Frederick's thinking as he entered office in 1981 promising to remake what had become a very sad downtown. Some of the ideas that would find resonance in downtown O-town include the open space at Barnett Plaza (now the Seacoast National Bank Building) and the decision to angle 20 North Orange (Wells Fargo) to create a more interesting space.

Whyte was also a fan of Orlando's close-in neighborhoods such as Lake Davis/Lake Cherokee.

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/design/2011/10/social-life-public-space/237/

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