Phoenix Civic Space Park (Phoenix, AZ) : A base of the monumental sculpture Her Secret Is Patience, looking into plaza with shade canopies near the community center; an ASU building in the background

Creator:
AECOM (Firm) Design + Planning, merged 1990
Published/Created:
424 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
completed 2009
Physical Description:
2.77 ac (area)
Date Depicted:
3/13/2013
Materials:
pervious concrete and pavers; plant material
Notes:
Civic Space Park is an urban park in Downtown Phoenix which first opened to the public in April 2009. It is located next to the main part of the ASU Downtown Campus and the Central Station METRO Light Rail and bus transfer stations. The land was purchased by the City of Phoenix to reclaim as a park; the main building renovated in the project is called the A.E. England Building, and is a mix of retail and a community space. The centerpiece of the park is the $2.4 million sculpture of suspended nets by Janet Echelman called Her Secret Is Patience. The majority of the park (over 70%) will be shaded, once all the trees have fully matured, through a combination of trees and shade structures. Solar panels covering the tops of the shade canopies produce a combined 75 kilowatts of power. Hard surfaces are made with pervious concrete and pavers that reduce heat reflection and allow rainfall to seep through.
Variant Titles:
Civic Space Park
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 21st century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Twenty-first century
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
2A1-AECOM-DCS-A06
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
open spaces: parks (recreation areas) (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
open spaces; recreation areas; parks (recreation areas)
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Eight
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2013; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4654
OID:
10903161
PID:
digcoll:1809675