Columbia Triumphant Park – Freehold, New Jersey

Isaac Kremer/ September 29, 2019/ placemaking, plaza, public art/ 0 comments

This statue has a complex past. Originally part of the monument on Court Street commemorating the Battle of Monmouth, completed on November 13, 1884, it was damaged by lightning on August 15, 1894. The statue was removed and this bust was used as a model for an 1896 replica of the original statue. The Historical Marker Database continues from there.

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Downtown – Knoxville, Tennessee

Isaac Kremer/ August 31, 2019/ placemaking, plaza, public art/ 0 comments

History photos enliven an otherwise blank wall. The Bijou is one of several theaters providing for the entertainment needs of the city and region. Water feature through the downtown steps from where the Farmers Market is held each week. Some of the public art commissioned, including a descriptive plaque with price tag. Water feature in Market Square, steps from shops,

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The BOB – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Isaac Kremer/ August 28, 2019/ architecture, music, placemaking, plaza, program, tactical urbanism/ 0 comments

The BOB – which stands for “Big Old Building” – is a go to social and entertainment venue in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. They have creatively repurposed the space with dining, indoor and outdoor entertainment, and the new 20 Monroe Live space for up to 2580 people. The outdoor beer garden is more open than others we’ve seen and feels

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Pershing Square Plaza – New York City, New York

Isaac Kremer/ February 17, 2019/ placemaking, plaza/ 0 comments

Grand Central Terminal sits on a well deserved perch among the architectural and civic treasures of New York City. Across the street, however, is a piece of infrastructure – really, a single block, that has been confoundingly difficult to redevelop. As recently as a year ago this notice greeted people looking forward to seeing Pershing Square Plaza. Additional Resources… BUILDING

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Greeley Square – New York City, New York

Isaac Kremer/ January 20, 2019/ placemaking, plaza/ 0 comments

Celebrated editor and political leader Horace Greeley (1811-1872) launched the New York Tribune in 1841. From its pages, he had an enormous influence on American popular opinion. Greeley’s famous advice, “Go West, young man, go West,” inspired generations of Americans to seek their fortunes on the new frontier. He advocated protectionism, abolition of slavery, labors rights, and political reform. Greeley

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