Archinect - News 2014-11-22T16:32:06-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/65078606/sesame-street-is-your-street-too Sesame Street is your street, too Nam Henderson 2013-01-08T11:42:00-05:00 >2013-01-09T13:44:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hn/hnbz2dkczbjvu2b7.jpg" width="240" height="194" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"A block of row houses -- narrow, tall, brick- or stone-faced homes, connected side-by-side -- is my shorthand for city perfection....Blocks of row houses generate a perfect urban scale: large enough to support neighborhood groceries, bars, and shops, but not so dense as to create parking crunches or attract huge stores"</p></em><br /><br /><p> Eric Fredericksen examines how Sesame Street was his first experience of urban living. He &nbsp;then draws parallels between Sesame Street and his current living situation, his preference for row houses and stoop-life and the comings and goings of his neighborhood.</p> <p> H/T toasteroven who notes "<a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/33434/thread-central/47400" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">I have this theory that an entire generation of americans are all subconsciously trying to find sesame street</a>".</p>