The Architecture of the City: Aldo Rossi’s notion of permanence in a Czech context using the example of the Letná development in Prague
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By the extent of its observation, Aldo Rossi’s notion of permanence, from his book „The Architecture of the City”, shows the potential for its contemporary application. The paper describes the modern development of Letná using Rossi’s concept of permanence. Letná is an area with a well-documented evolution of plans, expectations, and constructions. The paper shows how Rossi’s work enables the linking of individual stages of Letná’s development, being able to also describe its non-physical artifacts. This case study analysis proves the usability of the applied terminology for further research on permanence in Czech urban structures.