“小项目大用处 华埠改造满足公共空间需求”

2015-12-28 – 侨报网 – http://news.uschinapress.com/2015/1228/1048047.shtml

【侨报网编译张杨12月28日报道】旧金山华埠的公共空间已经只能用平方英尺来计算,而不是英亩,因此急需进行改造以满足当地居民的需求。

据《旧金山纪事报》(San Francisco Chronicle)27日报道,施工团队已经在杉树街(Pine St.)上开始修建一座四层高的办公楼,而这座楼的楼顶将会用来改造成为6200英尺的圣玛丽广场(St. Mary’s Square)的延伸空间。在干尼街(Kearny Street)北面几个街区远的地方,中华文化中心(Chinese Cultural Center)正在开发一个新的项目,将一个荒废的占地270英尺的人行天桥改造成为一个迷你公园和公共艺术空间,让那些常常挤在花园角广场(Portsmouth Square)的太极和舞蹈爱好者能有一个更好的去处。 Continue reading

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“Boston’s Chinatown sees the luxury high-rises come in, and ponders its future”

June 1, 2015 – China Daily USA – http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2015-06/01/content_20880888.htm

The entrance to Boston’s Chinatown in 2013. Paul Marotta / Getty Images

“Chinatown is at a tipping point,” says Karen Chen, speaking of Boston’s long-established Chinese neighborhood.

“I think that something needs to happen quickly,” to make the neighborhood more affordable for longtime residents, said Chen, co-director of the Chinatown Progressive Association, a community action group.

New housing – often high-rise luxury apartments and condos – in the past decade has raised the skyline and changed the demographics of Chinatown.

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