As you watch the video, you can browse by subject using the course outline and timestamps below. As you progress through the units, you can use the below optional (ungraded) questions to help assess your understanding of the material. Please note that these are not the summative assessment questions to be answered at the end of the course. You will also need to complete the summative assessment in order to earn course credit.
Review: Which of the following is NOT one of the reasons for the creation of the Sutton Place Colony?
Incorrect. Many New York society women had worked in military hospitals during the first World War. This changed their perspective away from the opulence of earlier New York homes.
Incorrect. There was indeed a general sentiment of social change at the start of the 20th century, with greater freedom of style (including in women’s fashion), which paved the way for changes to New York City neighborhoods.
Correct! This is not the case – in fact, the Sutton Place colony featured relatively small-scale apartments.
13:18: Row House Renovation Movement
Review: Which of the followed was NOT an outcome of the row house renovations movement intended by its patrons and architects?
Incorrect. Communal gardens were indeed formed as part of row house renovations; these gardens were beautiful, but were not accessible to those outside of the owners and their friends.
Correct! The row house renovation movement was focused on the movement of upper-class New Yorkers into traditionally lower-class areas of the city rather than improving conditions for the existing residents of those neighborhoods. In fact, the remodeling of these homes for upper-class New Yorkers led to the gentrification of these neighborhoods.
Incorrect. This kind of façade renovation was an important part of the movement; for example, 139 East 19th Street was renovated to have a stucco, Mediterranean-inspired façade.
40:26: Garden City Movement
Review: Which of the following was a hallmark of the initial tenants of the Garden City movement?
Incorrect. Garden Cities were ideally envisioned to be self-sufficient environments. The ‘garden suburb’ could in many ways be said to be antithetical to the garden city ideal.
Incorrect. The Garden City Movement actually encouraged the integration of houses with the natural setting.
Correct! The foundational text Garden Cities of Tomorrow emphasized the importance of self-sufficiency and communal ownership of land. However, this ideal was not generally carried out in communities based on the text.
55:06: Zoning Code
Review: Which of the following buildings was an impetus for the creation of the 1916 Zoning Resolution?
Correct! The scale of this building and lack of setbacks was controversial and was a contributing factor to the creation of the first citywide zoning code in the United States.
Incorrect. 26 Broadway was created by Carrère and Hastings following the creation of the 1916 Zoning Resolution, and is an early example of a building built to conform to it.
Incorrect. Corbett and Ferriss’s work was highly influential in the design of skyscrapers. However, these works, which were begun after the 1916 Zoning Resolution, were a reaction to it rather than a cause of it.