Kōrero: City public spaces

Queen Elizabeth Square

Queen Elizabeth Square

In the late 20th century some cities tried to provide more public spaces. Auckland’s Queen Elizabeth Square, at the bottom of Queen Street, opened in 1980. Overshadowed by skyscrapers and lacking street life, it remains more a place to walk through than to linger. This arresting stainless steel ‘Wind tree’ sculpture, designed by Michio Ihara, is shown here in 2000. It was removed and put into storage when the square was remodelled in the early 2000s.

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Geoffrey Rice, 'City public spaces - Protecting public spaces', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/22956/queen-elizabeth-square (accessed 18 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Geoffrey Rice, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010