In the above post, forumer buildingswithlegs remarked the trend of public sunshades popping up across North Texas.
Within a year of the Winspear Opera House's opening in October 2009, a whole bunch were also finished on the mall of UT Dallas:
https://www.utdallas.edu/news/2010/9/27 ... ticle.html
This thread can serve as a spot for new ideas in that genre, or simply for tracking of comparison projects. Enjoy!