Albuquerques architectural identity crisis

  • Title: Albuquerques architectural identity crisis
  • Creator: Wilson, Chris, 1951 Dec. 23-
  • Subject: Architecture--Southwest, New--History--20th century; City planning -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque; Architects -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque; Architecture -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque; Buildings -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque
  • Description: Albuquerques architecture is a tale of two cities, according to Chris Wilson, J.B. Jackson Professor at the UNM School of Architecture and Planning. The citys regional, historical and cultural identity is manifested in UNM, Old Town, Corrales, and the North Valley--all areas where we see Southwest regional style. Albuqeurques alter ego exists in its contrary impulse towar high tech. ""Kirtland , Sandia and Intel reflect the citys inclination as a regional medical, educational, science, military and semiconductor center,"" says Wilson. In this lecture, Professor Wilson explains the roots and realities of Albuquerques distinctive identities. He talks about the various buildings and periods that created the skyline, neighborhoods and streetscapes of the city.
  • Date: April 22, 2005
  • Collection: CSWR Moving Images
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