1995. 5 Commercial Margins


The muscular presence of production and commerce colonizes the urban margins, but inserts itself as well in central areas whose uses have become marginal or obsolete. The industrial facilities of Vielha occupy the margins of the territory, while the shopping malls of Madrid and Barcelona transfer the bustle of boutiques and leisure activities to sites in urban cores whose functions - the rotary printing press of a newspaper or the sheds o f a seaport - have expired as a result of metropolitan mutations...[+]

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