The Plaza at Harvard University is now complete. The Plaza is a new gathering space for the University and local communities. It sits atop a vehicular tunnel, adjacent to Harvard's historic Yard. The strategy articulates the space atop the tunnel as a new kind of public infrastructure, an active threshold between the Yard and the North Campus. A distinct paver field extends across the tunnel cap, and is intermittently interrupted by clusters of sculptural benches. The benches accommodate people's bodies in various ways, and aggregate differently—allowing for a broad range of sitting and gathering situations: alone or in groups, in sun or full shade, lounging or sitting properly. The plaza is flexible and can host events of many sizes, including performances, movies, skating rinks, and art installations.
There is a live webcam of The Plaza which can be viewed here.
Walk through The Plaza from wherever you are, click here.
View the Harvard Plaza timelapse here.
2013-04-23 The Plaza at Harvard University Now Open