Pioneer Square, 25 Years On

Portland's Pioneer Square, designed back in 1983, is still looked t as a model of successful public space design. Landscape Architect Doug Macy looks back on the thought that went into the design.

"The team attempted to address the issue of what defines an American public square – a question that was relevant at a time when the suburbs were drawing people away from downtowns.

Macy and the design team held onto the concept that the square should accommodate a range of activities that "we could or could not imagine," Macy said.

To deliver that concept, Macy and Martin assembled a local consortium that included writers, a historian, a graphic designer and a sculptor."

Full Story: Pioneer Square still succeeds 25 years later

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