Agreed. The square in its current incarnation is an isolated concrete island, and the current crop of loiterers aren't all that much better than in the past. I think the square can once again approximate the picture above...it will depend on the success of redevelopment of the surrounding neighborhood and on the commitment of authorities to police cleanliness and behavior in the space.times have changed and with better policing we could retake the park from the derelicts. the newer remodel didn't do much regarding the homeless and just ruined the parks look. The way the park is now, its not engaging to the surrounds, its cut off. at least with an open design, there is the opportunity to get better.