Projects

Public Square, Cleveland

Public Square, Cleveland

James Corner Field Operations / LAND Studio

Cleveland, OH

This historic civic space in the heart of Cleveland was a collection of four crumbling traffic islands amid traffic jammed streets until the redesign was completed in 2016. The park is now unified and the spaces programmable making it a destination for tourists, residents and city workers.
The perimeter of the park is accented with Copthorne in a custom grey-blue color adding visual interest and delineation to the surrounding roadways. They are installed with permeable spacers and filled with a granite chip that is not only aesthetically pleasing but allow rainwater runoff to drain back into the subgrade. The granite blocks in the central walkways are set with Unilock’s Flexible Epoxy Mortar (Romex) that will withstand the freeze thaw conditions of Cleveland’s winters.
The square frames new sightlines, of its surrounding buildings, programmed events on the event lawns, splash pad or ice rink, or other happenings in the space, making it wonderful place to stop and admire the city.