Why Doesn’t Washington DC Have A Great Public Square?

“It’s a bit dispiriting, as a Washingtonian, to listen to a lecture on great public squares. We have none, of course. Washington is a city of avenues and streets, coming together in circles that do not function well as public spaces. Our grand ceremonial spaces, such as the Mall, are too large to be great public squares.”

Source: Washington Post 01/06/11