Thesis: Transit Center for Columbus, Ohio (Notre Dame)
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    These are the final sheets for my thesis project my fifth year at Notre Dame. I believe that architecture can act as a means to help cities reach… Read More
    These are the final sheets for my thesis project my fifth year at Notre Dame. I believe that architecture can act as a means to help cities reach their potential, specifically in becoming members of a larger urban environment. Efficient and alternative modes of transportation are becoming ever-important in making “New Urbanism” a reality in America today. Columbus, Ohio is the largest city in the country without passenger rail service. One summer, I worked for an organization that canvassed for the Ohio Public Interest Research Group (Ohio PIRG) in educating people on a plan to change the fate of Columbus transportation. The plan was called the “3C Quick Start Line,” which was to be a fast-speed light rail system connecting Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. There was a lot of enthusiasm for the prospect of such a system in Columbus. Plans were made, but have recently been put on hold due to lack of funding and support by the Ohio government. Even if it is not a project that is going to come to fruition, I want to use my thesis to show the possibilities of such an opportunity in a city like Columbus. New and exciting projects in the city, such as the development of the riverfront and the creation of the Columbus Commons, a very successful urban space that has revived the city center downtown, have inspired me to take on this project and find ways to further advance the city’s exciting urban growth. Read Less
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