Top 100 Public Spaces in the U.S.

Market Square, Downtown Pittsburgh

Laid out in the original 1784 survey of the City, through all its ups and downs, Market Square holds a special place in the hearts of Pittsburghers. Older generations tell stories of coming every week as kids shopping with parents, the middle generations talking about the bars and nightlife of their youth, and people come now for flash mobs, business meetings, weddings or even zombie festivals. This newly renovated public square in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh, is serving as a major catalyst for a burgeoning restaurant scene, farmers market and numerous concerts all season long. A place where locals mingle and gather but visitors fit right in.

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