Loft Living: Culture and Capital in Urban Change (Paperback)Sharon Zukin (author)
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Prescient and dramatic, Loft Living shows how a declining downtown Manhattan became a popular ""scene"", how loft apartments became hot commodities for the middle class, and how investors, corporations, and rich elites profited from deindustrializing the city's factory districts and turning them into trendy venues for art galleries, artisanal restaurants, and bars. However, this edition points out that the artists who led the trend are now priced out of the loft market. Even in New York, where the loft living market was born, artists have no legal claim on loft districts, nor do they get any preferential treatment in the harsh real estate market.
From the story of SoHo in Lower Manhattan to SoWa in Boston and SoMa in San Francisco, Zukin explains how once-edgy districts are transformed into high-price neighborhoods, and how no city can restrain the juggernaut of rising property values.
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
Edition: 25th Anniversary Edition
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