Taking Another Look At A Public Square

A group of planners and designers recently headed out to audit Petrossian Square in Manhattan, carefully observing how people use the space.
June 2, 2010, 10am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Wayne Senville headed out with a Project for Public Spaces team to evaluate the square:

Senville writes, "During our discussions, most everyone also felt that Petrosino Square -- despite the work that has gone into improving it over the past few years (which included adding new pavement, benches, and trees) -- still lacked a strong sense of identity. Perhaps this explains, at least in part, why none of the six people I questioned while walking a block away had been aware of the park."

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Published on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 in Planning Commissioners Journal
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