Conceived in 1961 by the City of Dallas, Thanksgiving Square is an all-faith shrine to the divine and Dallas' most serene attraction. Dedicated to a spirit of gratitude, downtown Dallas¹ Thanks-Giving Square features the spiral-shaped Chapel of Thanksgiving and the Glory Window, a 60-foot vertical stained-glass work of art is an attraction in its own right. Also designed by Philip Johnson, the Meditation Garden is sloped to hide the surrounding traffic and create the illusion of isolation amid skyscrapers.
Thanks-Giving Square serves as a common ground, a sanctuary, where there can be a confluence of faiths and traditions in discussion of shared concern. In Dallas, Thanks-Giving Square is a central meeting place where citizens from diverse backgrounds can use thanksgiving as a way to heal divisions and enhance mutual understanding.