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Toronto public spaces project

Toronto public spaces project
Info Arch with David Gelb
Fall 2008

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    The Dying Breed of Phone Booths The Dying Breed of Phone Booths Presentation Transcript

    • Phone Booths • public space • culture • technology • worth saving Thesis Points
    • Definition of Culture
    • Current Condition
    • Current Condition Photo credit: (left) Flickr user Gabi~
    • Fees and Features
    • History Photo credit: Bell Telephone System, http://www.phonebooth.org
    • Purpose
    • Purpose Photo credit: (left) Flickr user christopher steven b.
    • Why the Decline?
    • Why the Decline? Photo credit: Seth Murray
    • Why the Decline?
    • Why the Decline? Photo credit: (top) Bell Telephone System, (bottom) Screenshot from http://www.yelp.com/topic/san-francisco-phone-booth
    • Why we need them
    • Why we need them
    • Why we need them Photo credit: Joe Munroe/Ohio Historical Society Collections
    • Why we need them Photo credit: Ian McGonnigal
    • Solutions Photo credit: Benoit Deseille and Benedetto Bufalino
    • Solutions Photo credit: (left) Nick Rodrigues’ Portable Cellphone Booth, (top right) Cell Atlantic Cellbooth, (bottom right) Salemi Industries’ Cell Zone
    • Solutions Photo credit: Public domain photo; uploaded on Wikipedia by user Waldir
    • Solution Photo credit: Screenshot from http://www.payphonewarriors.com/