View Full Version : The Best Plazas

July 13th, 2003, 12:16 PM
I cant choose a favorite plaza there all really great, can someone help me decide which is the best, just for the record.

And if youve got photos then even better!!!

Jack Ryan
July 14th, 2003, 08:37 PM
Grand Army Plaza on 59th and Fifth ave. in Manhattan. Even though the G.M. building tried its best to obliterate it.

July 14th, 2003, 09:12 PM
The 50-floor GM Building was built across the street from the plaza. While it does seem out of place in the area, I doubt that it would actually destroy G.A.P. by overshadowing it.

TLOZ Link5
July 14th, 2003, 09:49 PM
Rockefeller Plaza is still tops among the greatest examples of modern urban planning. *A picturesque centerpiece to the world's first large-scale office complex.

July 15th, 2003, 10:53 PM
Grand Army Plaza (http://www.centralparknyc.org/virtualpark/southend/grandarmyplaza/), a real feeling of place, each side is different, Plaza Hotel, Central Park, Trump Building, etc. *Great view to Columbus Circle. *Quintessential New York.


July 16th, 2003, 12:26 AM
I'm often drawn to Union Square.

July 20th, 2003, 07:57 PM
I think that Grand Army Plaza and the plaza Rockefeller Center are the city's two best. *I look forward to seeing the re-designed plaza at Columbus Circle when it's done.

April 8th, 2010, 01:14 PM
http://images.ny-pictures.com/photo2/m/31661_m.jpg (http://ny-pictures.com/nyc/photo/picture/31661/triumphal_arch_grand_plaza)

Picture of Grand Army Plaza (http://ny-pictures.com/nyc/photo/topic/4221/Grand_Army_Plaza) thanks to uberzombie (http://ny-pictures.com/nyc/photo/photographer/604345/uberzombie) and New York Pictures (http://ny-pictures.com/nyc/photo/)

April 8th, 2010, 08:55 PM
I live at Waterside Plaza so I'll say the best is Rockefeller Plaza. The only urban renewal project that ever made a city better.

April 13th, 2010, 06:18 PM
Oh, I dunno; all of Haussmann's boulevards can be regarded as urban renewal.

April 14th, 2010, 02:12 AM
Ok, MODERN urban renewal.

April 14th, 2010, 09:18 AM
^ If you're suggesting that the date in urban renewal is critical, you're absolutely right. Time was, planners knew how to get it right.

April 14th, 2010, 10:14 PM
Yeah, before Urban Planning was an actual profession. Did Venice have urban planners as we know of them today? Or did people just "know" how to build public spaces because they knew how humans actually interacted with the city?