The British Garden at Hanover Square is a new park in lower Manhattan that commemorates the British lives lost during the attacks of 9/11 and celebrates British and American “ties of friendship and unity.” Its motto is “Reflect, Remember, Rebuild…” and the space is appropriately contemplative and somber.
I’m a fan of small green spaces that are tucked into neighborhoods, like Imagination Alley in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine. This park is a shady repose among the tall buildings of the Financial District. The benches in the park all feature anti-skateboarding design elements.
This typographic element slithers through the space like a snake. The text is really difficult to read and, given this context of distorted, embossed type on the ground, I would have preferred simpler letters. Unless, of course, this text isn’t all that important — I don’t know, since I only examined it long enough to admire the beautiful letterforms.