Jaume Plensa, Crown Fountain, Chicago, southwest corner of Millenium Park. Glass towers stand at each end of a shallow reflecting pool. Faces of Chicago residents are displayed onto LED screens - looks like they are spitting water.

Submerged Public Spaces - Austria's Vocklabruck Spot is Set Beneath the Waters of a Pond (GALLERY)

Submerged Public Spaces

This Observation Deck Puts a New Twist on Things. This cool "deck" resides in a park in Vöcklabruck, Austria.

water table

Rice University, Brochstein Pavilion / Thomas Phifer & Partners, The Office of James Burnett

The Passage is a pedestrian link between downtown Chattanooga and the Tennessee River and marks the beginning of the Trail of Tears. The Trail of Tears refers to the journey which forced the removal of the Cherokee tribes from Ross' s Landing in Chattanooga to Oklahoma.

The Passage-- The Beginning of the Trail of Tears, between downtown Chattanooga and the Tennessee River, Tennessee

Urban drain system filters storm water from streets and looks much better than just concrete!

Rain garden Bioswales as seen in the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide. Click image for full information & guide, and visit the Slow Ottawa 'Stormwater Solutions' board for more sustainable water management.

Josep Mias - Old-town public space renovation, Banyoles 2012

Josep Mias - Old-town public space renovation, Banyoles 2012 - Carved pools collect water as well as sediment for plant growth -- also provide seating.

hiden pool

Sunken Observation Platform Located in Vöcklabruck, Austria, this clever observation platform allows visitors to walk below the water's sur.