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Department of Environmental Studies

Urban Squares or Plazas

Orange County Regional History Center

Urban Squares or Plazas

They are comparatively small, formal ornamental grounds, often with a hard surface and dominated by surrounding buildings.  They are intimately ordered with the abutting streets and are usually graced by monuments, statues, and fountains. Ideally, an important public building would face upon an urban square.

Examples from the Orlando History Center and the Orange County Courthouse 
Orlando History Center 
Orange County Courthouse