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Tower Street to lead the way - School of Architecture plans project to transform downtown

Published:Tuesday | January 29, 2013
The maximum security adult correctional centre is one of the main buildings on Tower Street. - Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer
Wesley Church on Tower Street was built in 1823 and is one of three churches in the city which look just as they did before the earthquake of 1907.
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THE CARIBBEAN School of Architecture (CSA) has developed a plan to transform Tower Street in downtown Kingston into a model project for the rebirth of the commercial district.

The fourth-year architecture class at the CSA with its 48 students will lead the project, which has been broken into four sections.

Twelve students will be assigned to each section.

The project will be guided by a member of the Jamaican Institute of Architects, while the Landscape Architecture Faculty at the University of Technology (UTech) has also made it a project for their class.

The School of the Built Environment at UTech will be providing the bills of quantities and estimates for the project assisted and mentored by members of the Jamaican Institute of Quantity Surveyors.

The design and documentation work for the new-look Tower Street is expected to be prepared for a presentation at the CSA on Friday.

Drawings and illustrations of the proposed work will also be presented on Friday.