May 4, 1916 – April 25, 2006
Activist, Theorist, and Author
A fierce advocate who inspired a generation of preservationists, Jacobs saved Washington Square from a plan to build a highway through lower Manhattan.
Jacobs lived at 555 Hudson Street where she conceived her groundbreaking book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities.
Narrated by Rachel Maddow
Music by Aaron Copland
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