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Jacobs did not cry for the lost manses, however, arguing instead that good neighborhood parks must feel enclosed by the city around it and that densely populated neighborhoods sustain parks and themselves better than sparsely populated ones. A negative corollary to that, though, was that parks must have sun.

In addition to sun and enclosure, Rittenhouse enjoys Jacobs' other two critical design elements for successful neighborhood parks: intricacy and centering. The neighborhood surrounding the square only improved after Jacobs wrote her masterpiece: The diversity of uses remained, the nearby streets grew denser and more vibrant. Little changed in the park itself these last 55 years.

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Rittenhouse Square, the neighborhood, took responsibility of Rittenhouse Square, the park, raising hundreds of thousands annually for its upkeep. Unlike the other three squares, Rittenhouse was never forsaken.

Through planning and happenstance, Philadelphia abandoned the other squares in a way it never did for Rittenhouse. Jim Saksa is PlanPhilly's transportation reporter, which means he focuses on how Philly bikes, walks, drives, rolls, and rides around the region. LOVE Park renovation breaks ground, skateboarding ban temporarily lifted. In , is white supremacy still alive and well in this Philadelphia building trades union?

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Jacobs railed against top-down master… Read More. What has remained the same,… Read More. About the author Jim Saksa, Reporter Jim Saksa is PlanPhilly's transportation reporter, which means he focuses on how Philly bikes, walks, drives, rolls, and rides around the region. Article Information Issues: Public Space. Painstakingly researched and generously illustrated with black-and-white photos from public archives, The Perfect Square will appeal to lay readers interested in history, to professional historians and urban planners, and to the thousands of residents who have settled on or near Rittenhouse Square.

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