Self-driving cars will make on-site parking spaces obsolete causing major disruption to commercial and multi-family residential real estate. As services such as Uber embrace self-driving cars, auto ownership will decline, and passengers will demand more curb space for drop-off and pick-up.
What brings hundreds of people to Piazza Navona in Rome every day? Is it the history that dates back to the Roman empire? Is it great urban design that celebrates human existence by offering places to shop, worship and play? Perhaps the answer lies in all of the above and more.
Built in 1997, atop Santa Monica Hills in Los Angeles, the Getty Center became a symbol of large scale public architecture as soon as it opened. Five interconnected pavilions clad in Italian Travertine stone house the Getty Museum. The design relies upon natural topography as well as formal interplay of geometries. It is the American Acropolis in its grandeur and ambition.