BACK AND FORTH : (Re) Weaving and (Re) Knitting Locust Point IntoThe Fabric of Baltimore City.
Akinsade, Olumide Oseyemi
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The identity of cities were defined by gothic cathedrals in the middle ages in the same way that industrial "palaces" of the industrial age codified a sense of identity for many major cities. These infrastructure that were built on the thriving manufacture of steel, automobiles e.t.c. saw their heyday during the industrial era are now witnessing a rapid transformation in form and function within today's information driven era. How can a city or neighborhood retain its delicate ecosystem of industrial history, role, identity and function in the face of such epic global industrial transformation? . This thesis will address and solve through master planning, these issues faced within the neighborhood of Locust Point in Baltimore city. It will also seek to strengthen the community through adaptive re-use of its existing industrial buildings, the linkage of the community to the Baltimore harbor and connection to Fort McHenry, a national historic park.