Urban Planning With An Artistic Edge

Newcastle and Gateshead were two of the UK’s most blighted cities. But a new wave of culture-based rejuvenation is sweeping the area, with impressive results. “Today the derelict wharves and warehouses have been transformed into restaurants, art galleries and loft apartments… The district, known as the Quayside, thrums with activity day and night. The Quayside’s most impressive projects are the Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, the Sage Music Center and a pedestrian bridge over the Tyne that tilts upward to let ships pass.”