TIMES SQUARE STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENT (2003-2004)
The Design Trust guided Times Square’s recent transformation. Our pedestrian-mobility plan highlighted the necessary methods to address the chaotic, congested and unappealing condition of New York City’s most dynamic public space, and to enhance Times Square as a creative, thriving and engaging urban center.
In response to our study, Times Square has undergone a substantial physical transformation in the past decade. Permanent plazas, innovative pedestrian spaces, renovated historic public plazas, rearranged traffic flow, sculptural and movable street furniture, and a platform for creative displays of public art contribute to this vibrant crossroads. Residents and visitors alike now experience Times Square as a quality public space and remarkable destination.