Because of the stacks of the library located beneath it, in 1934 the park was raised above the surrounding streets and viewed as an urban sanctuary. However, this design created isolation and invited crime. After analysis by William H. Whyte in 1981 a plan for reconstruction was developed. It suggesting opening the park's entrances, removing hedges along its perimeter so that people could easily view the interior from the sidewalk, and adding uses like food and drink kiosks and a ticket stand.
Bryant Park, New York, NY Quiet and French style in the big apple
La Barceloneta (Catalan pronunciation: [ɫə βərsəɫuˈnɛtə]) is a neighborhood in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The neighborhood was constructed during the 18th century for the residents of the Ribera neighborhood who had been displaced by the construction of the Ciudadela of Barcelona. The neighborhood is roughly triangular, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, the Moll d'Espanya of Port Vell and the El Born neighborhood.