Here are some examples of public seating around the world
A few days ago I wrote about the need for more and better public seating in Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Park. While I’m at it, I thought it might be worth showing some additional examples.
The pictures below aren’t all equally successful, but they each offer a chance to study how park designers are trying to accommodate the need for seating. In Pioneer Park, that is a need that’s almost entirely unmet.
Park benches in Seville, Spain.
Park benches in Barcelona
Street bench in Barcelona
Street bench in Granada, Spain
Benches in Boston
Benches lining a plaza in Boston’s North End
A planter doubles as a bench in this Manhattan plaza
A rather unsuccessful arrangement of benches in front of Provo’s Utah Valley Convention Center
Benches and chairs outside Velour Live Music Gallery in Provo