They Just Stand There

The
Social Life of Small Urban Spaces (Part I.)

The
clip shows an analysis of the plaza of 
the
Seagram Building
 in
NYC and what makes it so effective as a small urban space.

A
busy place for some reason seems to be the most congenial kind of place if you
want to be alone. […] The number one activity is people looking at other
people.

The
video was adapted from 
a
book of the same name
 by William H. Whyte, who is perhaps
most well known as the author of 
The
Organization Man

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