Coordinating Tall Building Development

by Leonard I. Ruchelman, Dir.; Inst. of Urban Studies and Public Administration, Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, Va.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Urban Planning and Development Division, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 1, Pg. 89-101

Document Type: Journal Paper


A key issue in tall building development is how far decision-makers should or could move beyond the traditional view of a building as a final product in its own right. Massive structures such as the World Trade Center in New York City significantly affect the surrounding environment in a variety of ways. How to coordinate the public sector with the private sector through advanced planning of public needs requires more attention than has heretofore been the case. A case study of the planning and development of the World Trade Center provides useful insights and methods which could be emulated elsewhere. Particularly pertinent is the strategy of negotiating trade-offs between public and private decision-makers.

Subject Headings: Decision making | Private sector | Case studies | Negotiation | Public private partnership | New York City | New York | United States

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