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Sundance Square Plaza listed among 10 great public squares

Posted May 16, 2019

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On any given day, you might find a band playing on Sundance Square Plaza’s permanent stage, a yoga class in progress or thousands enjoying an outdoor movie.

The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) named Sundance Square Plaza in their top 10 list of the best public spaces at the heart of cities in America.

Squares are the outdoor living rooms of cities worldwide, and they have been planned at the center of the best North American cities for half of a millennium. Century after century, they just keep giving to cities, residents and visitors.

Here is what the Congress said about Sundance Square Plaza:

“The nation is now going through a renaissance in the building of civic spaces, and the 2013 Sundance Square Plaza is a prime example. This CNU Charter Award winner is the crowning achievement of the revitalization of walkable urbanism in downtown Fort Worth. By the 1980s, downtown Fort Worth was a tired and decaying place. The wealthy Bass Brothers, based in Fort Worth, funded a revitalization of a 36-block area, named in honor of the Sundance Kid, who often visited the city with his partner in crime, Butch Cassidy. Sundance Square Plaza is the central gathering spot of that revitalization and downtown Fort Worth. The plaza is a 55,000-square-foot, European-style palazzo that regularly hosts concerts, movies, festivals and other events. It includes multiple water features, including a 216-jetted fountain and 65-foot wave wall. Four 32-foot umbrellas are another focal point.”

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