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Title: Ball[park]: Urban Re-programming in an Existing Infrastructure
Authors: Klipstein, Zachary William
Advisors: Bennett, Ralph
Department/Program: Architecture
Type: Thesis
Sponsors: Digital Repository at the University of Maryland
University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)
Subjects: Architecture
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: Baseball has been observed as America's favorite pastime since in inception during the industrial revolution. This revolution is an earmark in America's history that spawned development throughout the country's interior, especially in waterfront towns. Establishing a connection to a water source was a major way for industrial towns to move goods to market and generate power. Many of these towns lost their reason for being with the introduction of railroad lines and interstate highway systems. This fact left most towns mere shadows of a remnant industry. This thesis will explore a way to re-build and revitalize infrastructure and community within an urban context while preserving a fragment of America's canal era and transportation history. The site is at the western terminus of the C&O Canal in Cumberland, Maryland. Through intervention and exploration a time honored ground is transformed to reflect on an American pastime, integrating it into a historical context.
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