In 'Icons and Aliens', the author looks at such pairings as Zucchini on Park Avenue, east side buildings on Manhattan's West Side, Billboards along a scenic Arizona highway, Sodium vapor lamps in downtown Bronxville, an International Style tower atop the Beaux Arts Grand Central Terminal, and A Con Ed pumping station on Storm King Mountain, and probes why they evoke outrage, why the outraged seek the protection of the legal system to prevent the pairings, and what the law can - and cannot - do in response.
- City planning and redevelopment law -- United States,
- Historic buildings -- Law and legislation -- United States,
- Environmental law -- United States,
- Law and aesthetics
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