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Kin Emblem

 

WYBÓR 

ZDZICHO AUGUSTYNIAK, U.S. Architect 

Inwood Hill Park w górze Manhattanu, 40° 51' 13.81" N 73° 55' 17.32" W jest utrzymywany w stanie naturalnym, minus połacie na gry sportowe i ścieżki. Przy ogrodzeniu tenisowym (9 kortów) były ławki. Grupy chopaków siedziały na podparciach na plecy, a nogami na siedzeniu. To i co. Skargi były o wiejający smród z palących się papierosów marihuany (pot). Patrole policji nie pomagały, służa parkowa nie chciała zadzierać się. Ale rząd, jak zawsze wiadomo, znalazł stoprocentowe rozwiązanie. Rozbił i usunął ławki. Jednak to nie wyjęło papierosów z ust palaczy. Od boisk koszykówki i basebolu zawiewał zpotęgowany taki sam smród. To było częścią stanu wraz a kłótniami, bójkami, nieraz machaniem nożami. Raz zatrzymano odweciaża z pistoletem by się zemścić. Ponieważ rząd nie mógł zamknąć całego parku więc był bezradny. Oglądać się na rząd to nie było co. Sami gracze i inni użytkowcy wzięli się do czynu. Frank, Tony, Mike i inni zorganizowali kluby. Te zaczęły między sobą rozgrywki. Rozszerzyło się to i każdego roku zwycięska drużyna otrzymuje nagrody i statuetki. Narkotyki i alkohol nie jest ku temu podatny i jest zaniechany. Nieraz na przestrzeni 7000 metrów kwadratowych przy czterech koszach gra po dziesięciu, a pomiędzy nimi kilku praktykuje rzuty piłką basebolową, wszyscy z uznaniem i poszanowaniem wzajemnym. Czasem gracze gonią dzieciaków na „4inline”,  którym własnie asfaltowe korty tenisowe najbardziej odpowiadają. Biedactwa muszą najechać gdzieś indziej lub zapisać się na bezpłatne kursy tenisowe.

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We wrześniu i pażdzierniku 2010 roku nagłówki gazet i media w Polsce  a chlubą rozgłosiły że rząd, ze zdjęciami odpowiednich osób, z całą potęgą usunie całkowicie „dopalacze” i podobne środki. Nie będzie wobec tego leżących na chodnikach, i gdzie indziej półprzytomnych dzieci i młodzieży. Tak. A gdzie pójdą? Co będą robić? Ich odpowiednicy w Nowym Jorku mają dostateczną ilość miejsc sportowych w parkach, skwerach, działkach by użyć energię, zapał i czas na zabawy, ćwiczenia, rozrywki. W Warszawie i innych polskich miastach parki i inne wolne miejsca publiczne to zasadniczo pustki. Ludzie nawet chodzą raczej dookoła niż przez nie. Jeden ze sposobów zaludnienia to stworzyć miejsca na sporty, gry i zabawy. Każda szkoła może mieć przydzielony park, by to był „ich”, i być członkiem grona sportowego i rozrywkowego. Jest dosyć organizatorów i architektów nie obciążonych związkami by ofiarowali swoje wiedze i zdolności pro publico bono. 

Wrzód Warszawy może także być użyty na cele jej rozwoju i fizycznej sprężności jej mieszkańców. Wrzód, jako Huta Warszawa był zaszczepiony przez komunistów w środku Warszawy by „zdemokratyzować” społeczeństwo, nawet gdyby płaciło za to zdrowiem. Od 1952 roku to właśnie robi, pomimo cichych stękań i mażeń o jego usunięciu. Dowód obecnie bierzącej szkody można oglądać jako ostani krzyk technologii 19-tego wieku przy Forcie Blizne w Bemowie. Wysokie rusztownie dla toru kolejowego jest na codzienny pociag z odległym surowcem do huty. Sam tor, przeważnie dziki, bez zabezpieczeń, zabiera dziesięć  kilometrów, a huta pożera najcenniejsze dwa kilometry kwadratowe w środku miasta. Można powtórzyć za Shakespear’em że: „Zło które ludzie stworzyli istnieje po nich, zaś dobro jest często pogrzebane z ich kośćmi”. Jednak jeszcze wnikliwiej powiedzial to jego rodak, TV Benny Hill: „Pierd dawno ucichł, ale smród jeszcze się włóczy”.

Niema tajemnicy co, jak, kiedy, gdzie, ile i za ile trzeba czynić.  Jest to przeglądane i powtarzane rok w rok. I na tym się kończy, bo teraz

Polska nieczynem stoi. 

  

                

  

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14 lipiec 2005 

Dyrektor Biura Ochrony Srodowiska

Pani Agnieszka Bolesta

Pl. Defilad 1

00-901 Warszawa

Szanowna Pani: 

Pani wiadomość o wskrzeszeniu Fortów i odtworzeniu Twierdzy Warszawa jako organiczną część miasta była dla mnie bardzo zadawalającą. Przedewszystkim szeroka koncepcja, ustalenie jej tożsamości i nadanie niezbędnej funkcji jaką jest miejsce dla odpoczynku i  rekreacji mieszkańców winna im dobrze służyć. Ta decyzja jest także wskaźnikiem wysokiej jakości i enegicznej działalności zarządu miasta, jak dokumentuje Biuro Ochrony Srodowiska. Nie mając w historii Hausmann’a jak Paryż i  L`Enfant`a jak Waszyngton, Warszawa musi nadrabiać swój chaotyczny rozwój, i mam nadzieję że jest na dobrej drodze. 

Pozwolę sobie na głośne myśli. Ponieważ najlepiej znam Fort Blizne biorę go na przykład.

1. Pierwszym krokiem jest odkażenie go z naleciałości, to jest dzikich zabudowań i niszczących dziłań już teraz.

2. Szerokie połączenie Fortu z Ulicą Lazurową.

3. Zorganizowanie towarzystwa, choćby pod nazwą Załoga Fortu Blizne i powierzyć mu udział w odrestaurowaniu Fortu. Ochotnicy ci, historycy, architekci, urbaniści, a przedewszystkim ci którym wysiłek fizyczny będzie pomocny w utrzymaniu zdrowia i figury, przez wkład nabiorą, jak Pani pisze, tożsamości z Fortem.

4. Przeznaczenie kwatery i ekwipunku dla Załogi wewnątrz Fortu. 

Z poważaniem,

Kopie:

Pp Sławomir Skrzypek, Z-ca Prezydenta Warszawy                                                           

Krzysztof Turek, Wójt Gminy Stare BabiceWojewoda Mazowiecki                 

 

                                                                                               

 

 

 

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           “O MANKIND! We created you from a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes that you may know and honor each other (not that you should despise one another)."

Qur'an Chapter 49 Ver. 13

 “Repel (evil) with what is better. Then will he, between whom and thee was hatred, become as it were thy friend and intimate. And no one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience  and self-restraint.”

 Qur'an Chapter 41 vers 34, 35

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                                                   AN APRIL ANNIVERSARY                                                                                    

When these who could but did not, the loquacious one stilled his tongue, and the other connived in infamous betrayals, the persecuted, famished, crowded in unsanitary conditions, removed to the concentration camps, shot and killed, the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto in April 1943 rose in an armed defiance against the oppressors.

AS A PRISONER OF WAR

Through Stalag Lamsdorf VIII F to Arbeit Kommando 502 Amberg, I, and 25 others became the iron ore miners, "employed" by Luitpoldhütte. "Paid" but unpaid, and by now the company owes me some 500,000 Euros. We relegated our Wehrmaht guards to their quarters and actively rejoined the, postponed by the imprisonment, war.

Mindful of my personal experience, I instructed them to look alongside the road ditches, bushes and fields for the discarded, abandoned by some disenchanted German soldiers their personal weapons, like rifles, sub-machineguns, pistols and hand grenades.

This was the way, in the later part of September 1939 that I found a rifle in a ditch. The rifle, with a broken off wooden stock, was thrown into a ditch by a Polish soldier when he could not stop the invaders. With my friends, brothers Zbyszek and Jurek Kopacz on each side, with the German troops bivouac some three hundred meters away, I put the rifle into the trousers' left side and pretended to have an injured, stiff leg. We passed only Mrs. Skowronska, my mother's friend. She gave me a quizzical look, most likely with the thought that Flora's boy does silly things. Though, she caught on right away, looked straight ahead and did not see us. At my age she experienced the occupants, one war before. We came at the dusk to my house.
I thought I will use it myself. Then the word was spread: "Ghetto wants weapons". It was needed there sooner. Now, at the dusk also, I handed the rifle to my underground contact and in several days he reported its delivery. In a tradition of the Country, the Warsaw Ghetto rose."

Zdzicho Augustyniak

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PROPOSAL FOR AN ISRAEL-PALESTINE (ISRAPAL)

BOUNDARY

ALONG THE N32° 12’ LATITUDE

M. Zdzicho Augustyniak

CURRENT PALESTINIAN- ISRAELI STRUGGLE

At present there are two solutions for the permanent, affecting whole world Palestine-Israel conflict. The extreme, fanatic first is that either side annihilates the other, or attempts to do so in perpetuity. The second solution is the approximate retention of the 1967 boundaries, possibly with 2002 "Road Map" modifications. That is, an accidental, haphazard division of the intermixed people into the non-functional, interfering with each other areas. It was created by the military confrontations which bore no relationships to the population, economy, or geography of the land. It was a corollary to the subsequent clashes, antagonisms, and frequently bloodshed, continuing from this time until present, reaching a status of permanency. Nevertheless, all current and foreseeable future concepts and directions continue this form, without any consideration of other solutions. This state of affairs was accepted and is perpetuated by the power wielders of both sides, with a retinue of supporters and detractors who may thrive on strife and animosity, and often rip substantial influence and profits in the process. Clearly, the solution based on historical, traditional proposals, concepts and ideas alone is not working, and the maximum achievable is a status quo and a stalemate. Surely, all the people of the region, just like anywhere else, deserve and are entitled to a much better and permanent resolution.

THE CONCEPT

 fundamental reorientation and broad new attitudes are required for a successful solution. Necessary is a solution that allows all parties and people to assume normal and peaceful life, unencumbered by the petrified, immutable mental state. It requires independence, freeing from the through millennia accrued burdens and immobilizing ballast, and removal of prejudices. All people, particularly the young, must realize that the future is not the same as the present, nor the past, and not a continuity of the years and ages long state of strife. The most paramount need is for an attitude, and approach truly seeking understanding, friendship and harmony, as well as the cooperation and good will which encompass all positive facets of human intercourse and the spiritual values, fit for the 21st Century and beyond. The people of the region, the grass roots, must assert themselves and assume prominent stand. As both sides claim the ownership and rights to the entire country, this first has to be eliminated from future considerations. It belongs to both sides. It must be recognized that both sides are entitled to a part of it. With a respect for all history, the present and future are to be the main and the only subject of all actions and activities.

Despite its relatively small geographical location the strife seriously affects the entire world. It involves, attracts and draws in governments and a variety of people. There is no question that the United States is a prime player in this scenario. In all its good will and support of its people toward the peaceful agreement and settlement, it is ineffective and perhaps incompetent. The European and involved countries of the Middle East are no more successful. Still, it is not confined to the region, and must be carried beyond. Indeed, the entire world may be very essential in promulgating the solution. The people of the countries, foundations and organizations who contribute to the development and well being of the region, as well as the legitimate recipients, need to strive to assure that their contributions are most correctly, justly and efficiently used. The maximum efforts are required from all people of good will to achieve the peace and harmony in place of the strife, ill will and hatred. A first step is to assure the permanent security and unmolested existence of both countries. These must be guaranteed by the international efforts, the United Nations and other entities with power to intervene, prevent and terminate attempts at violating them. In formulating the rules it has to be remembered that in 1939 Poland had the non-aggression treaties with Nazi Germany and Soviet Union, which did not prevent these states from uniting to attack it, and to start the World War II.

THE PROPOSAL

As an architect and urban, regional planner, having great sympathy and understanding of the Israelis' needs, longings and determination, at the same time having no ill feelings but sympathy for the Palestinians and their cause, also in reliance on my own life experiences, I propose as follows:

The most logical, viable, effective and just solution of the Israpal conflict is a formation of two states with the establishment of a boundary between them in a form of a straight, solid line stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River, along the N32° 12’ Latitude.

To the north of this line is the State of Palestine, and to the south is the State of Israel.

The new countries areas are comparable to these considered in the Palestinian-Israeli Interim Agreement.

 

New Israpal Map 

NEW MAP

ISRAPAL LINE N32° 12’

LATITUDE DETAILS 

Israpal Latitude Line

 

 

 EAST LINE

East Line

 

 

 WEST LINE

Israpal West Line

 

The border between the two countries is reduced from 290 to 72 kilometers. This diminishes the problems and difficulties inimical to it.  In consequence, instead of both countries being interwoven, cross-mixed and disjointed, each becomes solid, coherent and functional, more monolithic, and independent of each other country.

The creation allows each an easy interaction, cultural and social and economic development, efficiency, communication, transportation and administration. It also provides for an equitable distribution of water and other resources.

 

1. Israel becomes a compact shape instead of a long, narrow sliver, with Palestine as its belly.

2. Israel has only three neighbors: Palestine, Jordan and Egypt.

3. Israel ’s border with Jordan is reduced from 238 km to 170 km.

4. Palestine becomes one monolithic area for its population of 3, 100,000 instead of separate areas of Gaza and West Bank.

5. Palestine gains a contiguous access to the sea, important for its commerce and economy.

6. Palestine, while availing itself of economic and technological opportunities derived from the neighborhood with Israel, can pursue economic, social and cultural intercourse with other neighbors, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.

The de-politicized Jerusalem would be under Israel’s administration; however, the Palestinians will retain the East Jerusalem. It will be connected with Jordan along the Route 30, and have a grade separated motor highway and a high speed train, such as the AGV, connected with the newly created city on the right bank of the Jordan river, and, at Jordan’s will, may be brought to Amman.

There would be two brand new 21st Century capitals of PAL and ISRA.

As the city of Jerusalem is and historically was a religious and cultural center, it will remain so, but with more emphasis and a global significance in these characters. However, because of this character, ancient layout and construction, historical significance and values, as well as limited space for large scale changes, it is not suited for, nor it is a viable political and administrative center for neither state.

A new, 21 st Century, modern country government seat and administrative center requires specific overall design, specific purpose objects, buildings, housing, cultural considerations, connections, transportation and other, ultra modern facilities and solutions. The PAL and ISRA concepts, design and creation must be based on the views toward a new beginning and directed toward future for the benefit of wellbeing and peaceful progress of its people, neighbors and the world. There is a magnificent precedence in such bold moves. The City of Brasilia as a major first, and the City of Chandigarh, which was to be in the words of Jawaharlar Nehru:“unfettered by the "traditions of the past, a symbol of the nation’s faith in the future".

THE REALIZATION

The population relocation and transfer is difficult and cumbersome, yet it is within the capabilities of the countries for the efficient execution utilizing modern

technologies and logistics. The area abounds historically in such events. Throughout the Middle East history the populations of entire regions were moved to other places, including these in Palestine and Israel. For example, the Babylonians and Assyrians "exported" to and "imported" from there tens of thousands of their cities’ inhabitants. The "Exodus" is still another example. The Jewish population expanded from 78,000 in year 1920, to the present 6,200,000 mostly through relocation.

An attention must be given to the just compensation, preservation and conservation of the existing infrastructure, housing, environment and other amenities throughout both countries, for the benefit of both.

THE PARTICIPATION

All of us can contribute to the solution and termination of the Israeli-Palestinians strife. This may be in a variety of ways. For example:

By the requests upon the governments, organizations and other authorities for positive actions

Dissemination in media, and discussion of the proposal with associates, neighbors

Presentations of the ideas for the harmonious exchange of lands, people

Proposals and concepts for the design, architecture, engineering for the capitals of ISRA and PAL.

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YOUR IDEAS AND SUGGESTIONS

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