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Public Square Park - Nashville

Public Square Park - Nashville


In 2003, the City of Nashville undertook a multi-million dollar renovation to its Metro Courthouse complex including a 5 level subterranean parking garage and “rooftop” public plaza. The total downtown site, consisting of approximately 7.5 acres, includes a 2.25-acre state-of-the-art intensive greenroof over the parking structure. A cornerstone of the design team’s concept was the establishment of a truly civic open space that embodies the term “Public Square,” providing unfettered access to all citizens to this civic hub from which a new pedestrian connectivity to the surrounding city could be realized. This new park not only complements the renovated 1930’s art-deco styled courthouse architecture, but accentuates its grandeur from all perspectives using rich, timeless materials that are also authentic within its contemporary design interpretation.

The Nashville Public Square design re-invents what once was a polluting surface parking lot, and with the resolve of its community leaders, shapes a civic gathering space of dignity and circumstance. It recalls and interprets the historic stories of this location. It accommodates all citizens, offering a barrier-free entry from the surrounding street grid. It turns the liability of a 2.25-acre impermeable subterranean five-story parking garage into an asset that harvests rainwater, conserving hundreds of thousands of gallons of potable water each year. …and it employs green roof technology to make all of this possibl

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Public Square Park - Nashville

1 Public Square, Nashville, TN 37201


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Dawn to 11pm