Forrest Gump’s park bench scene was filmed in Chippewa Square, Savannah, Georgia. Here Forrest, played by Tom Hanks, famously claimed that “life is like a box of chocolates” before telling the world his life story.

Interestingly, Savannah is the first planned city in America, and is known for its network of open squares inspired by a pattern of streets and lanes credited to General James Oglethorpe in 1733. Architect John Massengale called the Oglethorpe plan “the most intelligent grid in America, [and] perhaps the world.”…