Author Topic: Hemming Plaza vs NYC's Bryant Park: A Tale of Two Parks  (Read 25703 times)

johnnyliar

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Re: Hemming Plaza vs NYC's Bryant Park: A Tale of Two Parks
« Reply #45 on: November 06, 2014, 06:16:41 PM »
It was an awesome experience last night! Watching an amazing orchestra under the stars as the people mover came and went, it was a uniquely jacksonville experience. I hope they do this again soon.

Charles Hunter

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Re: Hemming Plaza vs NYC's Bryant Park: A Tale of Two Parks
« Reply #46 on: November 06, 2014, 09:36:18 PM »
Had a great time at Hemming, listening to the Orchestra, and, as johnnyliar said, watching the people mover go by.  Good energy in the crowd.


BoldBoyOfTheSouth

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Re: Hemming Plaza vs NYC's Bryant Park: A Tale of Two Parks
« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2014, 02:38:33 PM »
Getting rid of the trees is a silly idea.  It's basically a concrete canyon.  The trees provide a beautiful oasis just like the squares of Savannah do.

We don't need grass there. 

Hemming Park Plaza is functionally great but could use more style in the use of artistic bike racks and seating.


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Re: Hemming Plaza vs NYC's Bryant Park: A Tale of Two Parks
« Reply #49 on: November 11, 2014, 02:43:19 PM »
Last winter I attended an evening meeting at the Ed Ball Building that ended around ten.  It was chilly and rained all day but by night there was a mist in the air.

I walked through a deserted Hemming Plaza (guess it was too late/cold/damp for the homeless.

The cloudy sky, mist and general fog along with the Confederate monument floodlit and soft music coming out of those speakers, the whole place seemed very romantic.

I was mesmerized and spent about a half hour just wandering around the square seeing, truly experiencing Hemming Park for the first time.