Title page for ETD etd-05262006-214903

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Woodrum, Milton Lanier
Author's Email Address woodrum@vt.edu
URN etd-05262006-214903
Title Phantom Limbs:urban history and the generation of built form
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Rott, Hans Christian Committee Chair
Cortes, Mario C. Committee Member
Galloway, William U. Committee Member
  • museum
  • urban architecture
  • Richmond
  • history
Date of Defense 2006-05-12
Availability unrestricted
Throughout the process of trying to manage decisions and objects coming together in a designated area of the city, questions are faced that are generated

by more than one set of circumstances, the many histories of a place, its geology and typology and topology, the balance of pragmatism and idealism-

the issue of whether or not to even engage in these dialogues... In the end the project must be for and about the citizenry- in all their many shapes and sizes- here are more issues and less clarity! It seems to me now that such a project must be run through a succession of cycles of construction and destruction, and I say this having watched this project settle a bit more with each rewrite and rehearsal. It also became painstakingly clear that the architectural

idea that is to undergo this many washings needs to be a solid one. The overarching question engaged in the project and the one that remains is , simply, what does it mean to build in this city? I look forward to be able to try to answer it again and again.

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