Top 100 Public Spaces in the U.S.

The Circle: Uptown Normal, IL

The Circle located in uptown Normal, IL is a beautifully landscaped and sustainably designed multi-functional circle that provides community green space, re-circulates storm water into a public fountain and improves traffic circulation. Designed by the award winning Hoerr Schaudt landscape architects from Chicago, the circle aesthetically enhances the community surroundings creating an energy that naturally entices and ...more »

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Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, Chicago

The Prairie style masterpiece is a sanctuary for people and wildlife in the heart of the Urbs in Orto. Its design, a tribute to the natural ecology of the Midwest, mimics a river formed by a melting glacier’s flow of water cutting through limestone and includes stone paths, native wildflowers, a wooden pavilion, and a waterfall. Visitors can watch the seasons unfold and on spring, summer and autumn weekends enjoy docent ...more »

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