4830Re: [carfree_cities] Re: Americans want to live in big homes in the exurbs?!
- Jun 10, 2002dubluth wrote:
>When i was recently in Manhattan, I read or heard a story about a family
> Living area may fall
> short in the reference design as compared to respondent's desired and
> actual homes. The single family occupying a small narrow building
> described on page 169 will have floor space of 1,560 to 2,400 square
> feet if the home consists of all four floors.
who wanted to biuld a three-story addition to their house in their
portion of the interior courtyard, which most Manhattan four-stroy
blocks have. His neighbors were irritated, as it would block off light
and air and reduce teh parklike feeling of the courtyard. One neighbor,
who lived in a house of the same plan, commented, "He's got 14 rooms and
six bathrooms just like me...why does he need a three-story addition?"
High density housing need not be cramped.
Of course these are expensive digs, but the FAR and density are much
higher than in neighborhoods of similar economic level in Beverly
Hills. And there are trees and greenery.
"Hope cannot be said to exist, nor can it be said not to exist. It is
just like the roads across the earth. For actually there were no roads
to begin with, but when many people pass one way a road is made."
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