Square ratio: 1: 1.1
Average Width: 73 ft (21.9 m)
Average Length: 75 ft (22.9 m)
Average Height [3 to 7 stories]: 55 ft (16.8 m)
Width enclosure ratio: 1 to 1.4
Length enclosure ratio: 1 to 1.3
Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk picked a very unique formal open space in Paris, Place de Furstenberg, which lies on the Left Bank. This tiny “place” is 70 feet by 75 feet (20 m x 22m) from face of building to face of building! The closure ratio is quite high as the surrounding buildings rise from three stories to seven. Four famous trees are set in square formation within a tiny circle. There is no “green,” nor is there any place to sit. What you have is a dramatic occurrence which has been painted by literally hundreds of important painters and amateurs. The sculptural quality of the four Pawlonia trees and the play of light and shadow on the pavement and the significant sense of enclosure and intimacy combine to make a truly memorable experience!