How many cities have main streets with a significant or even better a proliferation of public art?
Examples I can think of include:
the Midosuji in Osaka, Japan. The Midosuji runs through the central business district in Japan’s second largest city. As part of plans to revitalize the Midosuji and create a “Midosuji brand”, in April 2001 the city commissioned and installed waist-level plinths bearing small pieces of art, spaced every 50 metres along the sidewalk;
the twin lion statues outside the entrance to the HSBC building in Hong Kong, although on a road adjacent to and not actually situated on Hong Kong’s main street of Queen’s Road Central, are tourist attractions. Visitors have photographs taken with the lion statues. The lion statues are considered lucky, and have historical significance (they bear bullet marks from the invasion of Hong Kong by Japan in the Second World War).