Editorial: Visiting, and Revisiting, Queen Anne Square

Newport This Week

It’s been just about one year since Queen Anne Square was rededicated after a $3 million redesign led by the famed landscape architect Maya Lin.

The effort, which was led by the Newport Restoration Foundation and the Doris Duke Monument Foundation, was not without controversy. For months, Newporters went back and forth over the appropriateness of the design and the expense of the project (which was funded solely with private donations). At times, the debate became rather heated as letters to the editor filled endless column inches.

As a community, we tend to take great pride in our surroundings, as we should. Projects such as the one at Queen Anne Square are important, and therefore sensitive…

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