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 ...more »

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Waterloo Public Square

Situated in the heart of UpTown Waterloo, Ontario, this innovative, multi-use square has quickly become a focal point for the community since it’s opening in 2009. The design incorporates a timeless amphitheater style with excellent accessibility features and the flexibility to host 2000 person concerts, 50 person workshops and anything in between with ease. The Waterloo Public Square is centrally located for access ...more »

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Washington Square Park, NYC

Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, this historic park is characterized by its large, central fountain, proximity to New York University and triumphal stone arch.

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Main Plaza, San Antonio

The civic square at the center of the city brings people up off the Riverwalk to connect with local culture and history. Completed in April 2008, the $12 million renovation created a multitude of new additions to Main Plaza. Five new interactive fountains are located in the center, helping create a fun place for kids to play and patrons to congregate and engage the space. http://www.pps.org/great_public_spaces//one?public_place_id=1135&type_id=0 ...more »

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