cultural boundaries, border, ferry terminal, Canada US border, Toronto, Rochester
"The contention of this thesis is that national and cultural borders and boundaries have become blurred and less noticeable by those crossing said borders. Ease of travel (both physical and informational). Free Trade agreements, and close national ties have all lent to the diminution of borders between two seemingly similar, yet culturally different, countries. Unless it is specifically expressed, the meaning of crossing a national threshold is lost in the whirlwind of everyday travel. Architecture must act as a unifier and agent of interaction through its becoming the physical manifestation of the filter through which this cross-cultural contact is made. This thesis will explore what it means to today's traveler to cross a specific boundary into a different culture, and how that crossing can be expressed and emphasized."
Hellinga, Jonathan P., "Threshold: [re]acknowledging the crossing" (2002). Architecture Thesis Prep. 73.
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