Pride of Place: Building the American Dream - The Garden and the Grid

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In Pride of Place: Building the American Dream - The Garden and the Grid, discussion centers around the rigid rules by which cities are designed, using a grid system, and efforts to incorporate greenery with the concrete and steel. These parcels of land provide a guide for builders and civic planners. Both architects and scholars offer their commentary on the examples presented in the program, which include Rockefeller Center, the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Washington, D.C., the Albany Mall, and the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg, the 18th century capital of Virginia, into a living museum.