Wandering around Phoenix’s Capitol Mall

In November 2006, a team of ASU College of Design architects and urban planners presented the Capitol Mall Centennial Plan to the Legislative Governmental Mall Commission.  The plan makes key infrastructure and landscape recommendations directed toward the goal of revitalizing the Capitol Mall District as Arizona prepares to celebrate its centennial in 2012.  The Legislative Governmental Mall Commission formed a subcommittee to review the proposals put forth in the master plan and develop ways for the plan to go forward.  Now, noted Arizona architect Will Bruder has pulled together a team to examine the area as prime for “green,” sustainable development.

This slideshow gives you a peek at the historic and vintage buildings and sites in the Capitol Mall area.  In the very recent past, despite significant community outcry, one significant local landmark, Madison Square Garden, was demolished.

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