The design of corporate plazas often is rote and uninspired. A lone tree in a planter here, a random piece of abstract sculpture there, a concrete bench or two at the opposite end . . . it’s why so many downtown areas have this grim sense of sameness.
It’s a pleasure when you see some downtown landscaping that is different and interesting, like this collection of topiary bushes in front of one of the Chevron buildings in Houston. The spherical shrubs look like bonbons in a candy box, or tomatoes on the shelf in the produce section at the grocery store. Seeing the ball-like shapes as I walked by brought a smile to my face.