Q: How do you figure out what to do with Public Square?
A: Find a space 141 times larger than it, dumb it down to the basics, and insert them into Cleveland's Public Square.
Pictured is an interpretation of applying Central Park's basic infrastructural layers (designed by Frederick Law Olmstead) to the 6 acres of land that is Public Square. The submerged transverse roads that connect NYC's city grid across Central Park become a widened midsection of Superior (or Ontario - depends on which way you spin it) with the programatic element of a bus interchange for the many RTA buses that cross through each day.
A "worker path" is then layed over the vehicular thoroughfare. This has been derived from the three other layers of paths which Olmstead had carefully planned in Central Park - carraige paths, riding paths, and pedestrian ways. While the "worker path" does not meander as the paths in Central Park do, it is there for a specific purpose - the ease of pedestrian travel across the busy, city vehicles below. By lifting this off the ground, it removes a person from a seemingly chaotic mess below as Central Park was designed to become a refuge for the masses trapped in a filthy 19th NYC.