ACTIVE GROUND FLOORS
There are many buildings around Monument Circle that include ground floor retailers. As this example shows, retailers and areas with transparent windows and outdoor seating add vitality to the streetscape.
INACTIVE GROUND FLOORS
There are also many buildings around Monument Circle that have empty or inactive spaces on the ground floor. Darkened windows and unused doors tend to dull the liveliness of the streetscape.
Active Ground Floor Inactive Ground Floor
Water Pools Grand Stairs
Water Pools Grand Stairs
THE WATER POOLS
The water pools on the west and east quadrants of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument are grand and beautiful and align with Market Street facing both directions.
THE GRAND STAIRS
The grand stairs on the north and south part of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument attract a lot of people, especially during good weather. Each vantage point allows views up and down Meridian Street, and the southern perspective is an especially powerful draw for people watching.