Last Friday I walked by Dilworth Park after work. The ice rink was jammed with happy skaters, and the lit facade of City Hall made a wonderful backdrop. Then I turned around and saw the buildings across 15th Street, lit for a movie premiere, and the Clothespin picked out with special lights.
All in all, the space was a spectacular bowl of light. During the day, the sense of containment is less because of the open spaces to the north, but at night it makes for a very nice town square.
Now we just need a few more tourist restaurants claiming the plaza space on the west side of 15th Street. Rockefeller Center? Piazza Navona? Maybe not yet, but watch out.