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New Haven Temple Plaza with Public Art by Felice Varini

Located in the heart of downtown New Haven, CT, Temple Plaza was created in the 1990s by hollowing out the crumbling interior of a large city block. A close neighbor to New Haven's iconic central Green, this new public space is diametrically different in character. Small and irregularly-shaped, the delightful plaza is bordered by formerly hidden rear and side yard structures clad with utilitarian but eclectic architectural ...more »

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Cal Anderson Park, Seattle, WA

http://www.bergerpartnership.com/category/parks-public/?id=category Cal Anderson Park is the village green and epicenter of all that is Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. It is a much loved crossroads and destination for this diverse, eclectic and densely populated area located just blocks away from downtown. The timeless and elegant design of this former open water reservoir accommodates a wide range of users and ...more »

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CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour

CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour in City Center Mankato: See and enjoy art out in the open along the core blocks of the Mankato and North Mankato City Center. Launched in the Spring of 2011, you will find twenty five sculptures by artists from around the world in a wide range of mediums set on pedestals of locally crafted Minnesota Limestone that, when combined with the vibrancy of existing street life, offers a crown ...more »

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Mount Royal Park, Montreal

A 692 acre park in the heart of the City of Montreal

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Mint Plaza, San Francisco

In April 2007 the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the Mayor approved legislation to transform a 290’-long portion of Jessie Street stretching between Fifth and Mint Streets into San Francisco’s newest public open space, aptly named Mint Plaza. Existing streets and sidewalks have been demolished and replaced with a new pedestrian surface composed of composite stone pavers, a steel arbor with climbing vines, trees ...more »

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Columbus Circle, Syracuse, NY

A popular outdoor meetng and luncheon spot, the circle is anchored by the Columbus Monument and Fountain and surrounded by several of Syracuse's architectural jewels. Columbus Circle is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the buildings surrounding the Circle form one of Syracuse's Preservation Districts.

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Riverfront Park, Mankato, Minn.

Riverfront Park celebrates the heritage and culture of greater Mankato by providing recreational and cultural opportunities along the banks of the Minnesota River. Riverfront Park features a grand lawn that provides seating for more than 12,000 people. Kasota Stone, native to Mankato and the region and used worldwide, serves as natural seating areas for the park’s Vetter Stone Ampitheater, which showcases various performances, ...more »

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore welcomes over 2 million public visitors each year. Individuals, families and friends, enjoy unique experiences walking through miles of scenic paths, enjoying nature in a truly unique environment all along the south shore of Lake Michigan.

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Boston North End Greenway

The parks reflect the comfortable scale of the adjacent North End neighborhood. Spacious lawns surrounded by densely planted perimeter beds define these parks that were designed by Crosby, Schlessinger, Smallridge LLC and Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd. Along the eastern edge, a trellis “pergola” covers a long “front porch” that provides both a place for sitting and an overlook for the lawn and the historic architecture ...more »

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