Date of Award

Spring 5-30-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Architecture (MArch)

Department

Architecture

First Advisor

Erik Carver

Second Advisor

Aaron Forrest

Third Advisor

Jonathan Knowles

Abstract

On October 29th, 2019, the most substantial economic depression of the modernized world abruptly began, as the international financial market and the global GDP took a plunge. Over the course of the next decade, all that continued to rise were unemployment and suicide rates.

The Wall explores the question of what happens when the lights go out on a society that is irrevocably halted. Questions of responsibility, reparations, and conviction are all weighed as ‘Wall Street’ is revealed as ground zero, and the once-powerful bankers are uncovered as the addicts who have gone too far, gambled too much, and are in need of vital rehabilitation. The dichotomy between primary user groups, ‘the powerful’ and the ‘powerless’ - the tourist and the banker, the public and the addict, still remain heavily apparent on Wall Street.

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