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This open plaza occupies the roof of a parking garage and creates a public green space adjacent to Rivergate Tower. The plaza was designed by landscape architect Dan Kiley, who designed the courtroom where the Nuremberg Trials were held. Kiley is one of two landscape architects in the United State to have been honored with the National Medal of Arts. Kiley used mathematical formulas tow create a checkerboard of grass and concrete that comes as close as possible to mirroring the size and proportion of the window patterns of Rivergate Tower- a 33-foot tall cylindrical tower.


  • Kiley Gardens features a checkerboard pattern of grass and concrete that mirrors the nearby Rivergate Tower.
Jared Leone, "Renowned architect restores Tampa's famed Kiley Gardens," Tampa Bay Times, October 21, 2010. (accessed 10/29/16) http://www.tampabay.com/news/growth/renowned-architect-restores-tampas-famed-kiley-gardens/1129290 "Kiley Garden," AIA Tampa Bay, accessed 10/29/16 http://tourtampabayarchitecture.com/page_2-html