floating zone


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floating zone

A land area described in the text of zoning regulations but not placed on the zoning map until a developer applies for rezoning.
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Curated by the National's Jeffrey Weiss, the show traces Rothko's development from his early figurative expressionism through his mythographical explorations of the '40s and the floating zones of deep color that characterize his mature style - work that made him one of the most celebrated and influential forces in the midcentury triumph of American painting.
The splintered rulings - the justices voted 6-3 for fixed zones and 8-1 against floating zones - were not expected to be the last word in the legal conflict over abortion demonstrations, which often have deteriorated into violence, including five killings.