The studio has been involved in information and data gathering, analysis and diagramming. The students were free to pursue any information that may inform, influence, or reflect the constitution of Public Square. How many people drive through Public Square everyday? How many people engage with the RTA Transit system via Tower City or Pulic Square? Who owns all the land surrounding Public Square? What is the current vacancy rate around the Square? Where do tourists go when they visit Downtown Cleveland? How many people live downtown? How many people live downtown? What are the professional and educational attaninment demographics of downtown residents? Many of these questions were answered or will be answered.
We will be looking at infrastructural, architectural, and technological precedents, discerning strategies and tactics, and applying the systems to Public Square in the next two weeks. As we begin testing and designing, images will be posted.