Re-use and recycle : enhancing Muncie's downtown : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Hollars, Brian K. en_US Schmidt, Joe en_US 2011-06-06T19:21:36Z 2011-06-06T19:21:36Z 2008 en_US 2008
dc.identifier.other A-332 en_US
dc.description.abstract Economic decline in the downtown sectors of the typical Midwestern city has run rampant in the past five decades. With the advent of modern commercial corridors, such as IND 332, or McGalliard Rd. in Muncie, businesses have relocated out of downtown districts with the promise of more traffic and increased business. This shift in the population of local and commercial chains has wreaked havoc on many Midwestern downtown districts. Muncie, Indiana, is one such example. In recent decades, as businesses moved out of downtown and property sat vacant, many of Muncie's historic buildings fell into disrepair. This has led property owners to tear down the structures out of convenience, with little regard to the history of the building or the city. The demolition of these buildings has spawned the decline in Muncie's downtown density. While many buildings have been torn down, there are still plenty of vacant properties in downtown Muncie waiting, either for the wrecking ball, or for someone to realize their great potential and refurbish them in a way which will once again encourage businesses and residents to return downtown.The goal of this project is to demonstrate to the public and others that these building are worth saving, and that they can be used, re-used, and recycled to create vibrant and welcoming structures, injecting life and progress to the downtown area. The project focuses on the abandoned Muncie Star Press Building on High Street in Downtown Muncie, and consists of detailed plans, sections, elevations, and construction details, demonstrating the true possibilities these structures hold for refurbishment.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 1 v. : ill. ; 30 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture. en_US
dc.title Re-use and recycle : enhancing Muncie's downtown : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis Thesis (B.?.)
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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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