On average, 330,000 people visit Times Square every
day, a mixture of 56% locals and 44% out-of-towners. To call it “busy”
would be to call Celine Dion merely “capable” of belting out an F5 note.
But while the number of daily visitors
continues to rise, for nearly a decade Times Square has quietly gone
through a dramatic reinvention, all in an effort to make it more
And while it may look like an easy solution for
the notoriously congested area, its decades of debate and planning show
just how complex the restructuring of the most visited destination in
the U.S. truly has been.
its recent completion, the pervasive image of Times Square as the
epicenter of hustle and bustle has begun to fade. What has emerged could
be the future blueprint for open civic squares. Read more (6/1/17)