Squares have been a core focus of PPS beginning with our first project 30 years ago–Rockefeller Center’s Channel Gardens.
We’ve honed the ten principles below based on the hundreds of squares–the good and the bad–that we’ve analyzed and observed since then. What stands out most is that design is only a small fraction of what goes into making a great square. To really succeed, a square must take into account a host of factors that extend beyond its physical dimensions:
1. Image and Identity
2. Attractions and Destinations
4. Flexible Design
5. Seasonal Strategy
7. The Inner Square & the Outer Square
8. Reaching Out
9. The Central Role of Management
10. Diverse Funding Sources
For detailed descriptions and examples of the 10 factors listed above, check out the link for the complete article...