Art: Blueprint for an Avenue

To transform one of Manhattan's frowziest avenues into a thing of beauty would be a man-size job. In fact, it would be as big a job of city reconstruction as was ever undertaken in the commercial bowels of a modern metropolis. Last week Manhattan's Sixth Avenue Association Inc. blueprinted the job.

The ever-growing curse of the congested business streets of most big cities is their lack of coordination. Manhattan's Sixth Avenue has been one of the world's most turbulent and cross-purposed examples. Its elevated railway, originally constructed for steam trains, clattered relentlessly over...

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