What's going on, Albuquerque?
Tags: Bakery, DOJ, Humidor, MorningFix, Real_Estate, UNM
RLAD, last time I went to WalMart I parked next to a late model Chrysler station wagon which someone was clearly living out of. I spotted exactly zero "pimped-out Escalades." So, no, I don't understand what you are trying to say. Maybe my ears aren't exactly tuned for the type of dog whistle you are sending?
obts - Video killed the radio star and suburban malls killed downtowns.
Hunter - while that's certainly true, it's possibly less true in Albuquerque than in older cities. In 1940 the populations of Albuquerque was 35,449. In 1970 it was 225,000. Suburban, car-oriented development was already underway by the late 1940s (Nob Hill and the Highland addition) and businesses were already moving away from downtown. This development was centrifugal by its nature and by the time the malls were constructed in the early 1960s downtown had long ceased to be a "center" in any meaningful economic sense. Rather than the leading edge of development like many big box commercial centers now, the malls were actually quite central in terms of the 1950s and 1960s city plan...the contemporary Hoffmantown Shopping Center and Manzano High School are a lot further out than Coronado is.
So while Coronado and Winrock certainly contributed to the decline of ABQ's downtown, that decline was well advanced long before the malls were built. And while the neighborhoods of the 50s and 60s are "sprawl" in the sense they represent car-oriented centrifugal building rather than density around an urban core, they remain significantly more walkable and accessible than more recent, un-gridded sprawl development with its big box stores and miles of parking lots.
Join Duke City Fix
Welcome toDuke City Fix
Sign Upor Sign In
Voters can ask CD1 candidates questions on Twitter Thursday
Voter Resource Page
CD 1 voting trends favor Lujan Grisham
Thomson focused on education, jobs in HD 24
• "Sunday Poetry" with The Ditch Rider Johnny_Mango
• Daily Photo by Dee
• "Morning Fix" with Phil_0, Sophie, Adelita, Kitson
Morning Word: Poll shows Martinez lead, close SoS race
Proposed legislation would protect health organizations
Mitt Has A NM Moment Today, Maggie Urged To "Go North," Susana's "Espionage," And Reader Pushback On Ballot Measures
Romney to campaign for Martinez
Poll says Martinez leads big, Duran narrow lead over Toulouse Oliver
Report says Martinez campaign used state resources to run license plates for campaign
Donate to the NM Telegram Patreon
The Benefits of Being Bipolar: How to Lifehack Your Crazy
Morning Word: Looking at control of the House; debates
Our Exclusive Poll: Martinez Holds Ample Lead Over King; Duran And Oliver In Tight Battle For Secretary Of State, Keller Leads Aragon In State Auditor Contest; The Numbers And The Analysis On Your Wednesday Blog
Videos of congressional debates, forums
Building a Guitar with Guy Clark: First Steps
The inevitability of Westlands’ woes
Morning Word: Debates, forums, campaign spending and more
© 2014 Created by Duke City Fix.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.