Workshop of the World: Uniting Community and Creating Opportunity through Adaptive Reuse
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An abundance of abandoned structures exist in post-industrial cities throughout the United States. Many of these structures have significant historical and cultural ties which contribute to the identity of the city. This thesis seeks to examine how these remnants can be adaptively reused or revalued to strengthen and regenerate communities while retaining elements of the character and history of the site and building. Using the city of Philadelphia and the Delaware Riverfront as a case study, it identifies a range of possibilities and focuses on the PECO Delaware Generating Station as a final design proposal.