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The Dying Breed of Phone Booths

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Toronto public spaces project
Info Arch with David Gelb
Fall 2008

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The Dying Breed of Phone Booths

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

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