Times Square Just Got A Lot More Spacious
Posted on May 15 2017
Times Square has gotten a lot more pedestrian friendly thanks to architecture firm Snøhetta. With over 330,000 people passing through Times Square daily (over 45 million per year), NYC knew it was time to make a change. What was previously an area jam packed with cars and people, a new civic space called Bowtie, featuring 2.5 acres of ample walking space and benches for relaxation, has officially been completed. Since parts of the Bowtie project began opening in 2014, pedestrian injuries have decreased by 40%, vehicular accidents have decreased by 15%, overall crime in the area has decreased 20%, and air pollution has fallen by as much as 60%. Scroll down for more imagery and click here for more design news.