Ceremonial Centers

Some articles on ceremonial centers, centers:

Mesoamerican Mythology - General Characteristics - Political Organization
... Ceremonial centers were the nuclei of Mesoamerican settlements ... The cities with their commercial and religious centers were always political entities, somewhat similar to the European city-state, and each person could identify himself with ... The ceremonial centers were always built to be visible ...

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    But look what we have built ... low-income projects that become worse centers of delinquency, vandalism and general social hopelessness than the slums they were supposed to replace.... Cultural centers that are unable to support a good bookstore. Civic centers that are avoided by everyone but bums.... Promenades that go from no place to nowhere and have no promenaders. Expressways that eviscerate great cities. This is not the rebuilding of cities. This is the sacking of cities.
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