New Developments Announced for Times Square

Do your clients hate the clean, tourist-friendly (and decidedly crowded) Times Square? Do they long for the good old gritty days (which, honestly, were not all that good, at least not for the people who got hurt there)? New York-centric website DNAInfo.com has a cool post on the city's plans to further redevelop that legendary crossroads, which may just bridge the gap between those who love how safe the Square is, and those who want a more distinctly New York-esque space.

According to the article, the Times Square of the future will feature "dark, concrete flooring punctuated by small metal rivets designed to bring some of the grit back to the Great White Way." The plan, which will officially cement the relatively new pedestrian walkways and plazas as permanent structures, calls for the leveling of surfaces across the plazas from 42nd to 47th street to create a continuous pedestrian space.

"Under the proposed design, the ground surface of the plazas would be made from two tones of dark concrete pavers, arranged in an alternating brick pattern to differentiate it from a regular street. Some sections would also feature embedded stainless steel 'pucks' about the size of nickels, intended to add some pizazz by reflecting light off the marquees around them."

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