Tower Square

Lincoln Community Foundation

Tower Square

The $2.6 million urban park was designed by artist Jun Kaneko, a Japanese-born artist known internationally for large-scale ceramic pieces. The City of Lincoln selected Sinclair Hille Architects and their creative team to collaborate with Kaneko to implement his vision for the new public space.  Located on 13th and ‘P’ streets in downtown Lincoln, Tower Square is highlighted by the 57-foot-tall, multi-colored, internally illuminated glass tower named Ascent - created by Kaneko for the project. The park hosts a wide variety of public events including farmers markets, yoga sessions, tailgate parties, concerts and movies.  Between events the square serves as a location for informal gathering with flexible seating for up to 70 people and wireless Internet access.


I enjoyed working with SHA on the Canopy Street Project.  It was a very complex project which required both large scale design thought as well as a focus on small details. Their professionalism impressed me as well as all of the other clients in the project from restaurants, to hotel operations through condo buyers, SHA continued to move the project forward and solve problems with all in mind.  As a licensed architect myself I really appreciated their willingness to partner with me and listen to my design ideas while improving the direction time and time again. Quite simply, Canopy Street would not have been nearly as successful without SHA’s talented staff.

Brett West