The Plan for Welfare Island: Technical Report, October 7, 1969 Prepared for New York State Urban Development Corp. PHILIP JOHNSON, ARCHITECTS JOHN BURGEE.

The Plan for Welfare Island: Technical Report, October 7, 1969 Prepared for New York State Urban Development Corp.

New York: Johnson & Burgee, 1969. Actually a collection of reports on all aspects of the plan to develop Welfare [now Roosevelt] Island, including work by Ammann & Whitney, Grady Clay, Jarmul & Brizee (housing), Allan M. Vorhees, and even Johnson’s old friend Henry Hitchcock. Covering existing buildings and hospitals, transportation, recreation, utilities, etc. State officials at the time favored retaining the two hospitals at both ends of the island, and this plan concentrated on the middle section of the island which the architects designated "Island Town." The architects envision the island having 20,000 inhabitants residing in the Island Town district with a single vehicular road, Main Street, "...designed for visual drama as much as for access." First edition. 28 cm; various pagination [approx. 500]. Illustrated from plans and drawings, several folding. A very good copy in spiral bound wrappers. Item #012559

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