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Old March 22nd, 2013, 08:06 AM   #1
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New York - Sn°hetta Times Square Makeover


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NYC DOT Commissioner Jeanette Sadik-Khan's pedestrianization of Times Square gets set into stone-literally with a new scheme by Oslo-based Sn°hetta.

Gone will be the bistro chairs, planters and painted polka dots. In will be a new pedestrian concourse done in Sn°hettaĺs signature white granite-speckled concrete tiles highlighted with small round stainless steel "pucks" along with long, granite slab benches wired beneath for audiovisual displays for events. The $45 million project commences later this year after below-grade utility work is complete.



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Old March 22nd, 2013, 08:07 AM   #2
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5 Fun Facts About The New Sn°hetta-Designed Times Square

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Old March 23rd, 2013, 11:04 AM   #3
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You'd think for that much money they could get a world class paver pattern rather than that asymmetrical mess under the guise of modernity.
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 09:54 AM   #5
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Electrical work done (largely out of view), time to tear things up!

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Old January 9th, 2014, 01:16 AM   #6
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Sn°hetta-designed plaza at Times Square opens...kicking off a list of projects the firm will complete in 2014



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Just in time for the New Year's Eve celebration, Mayor Bloomberg, along with Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Kahn and Design and Construction Commissioner David Burney, cut the ribbon on the first phase of the permanent reconstruction of Times Square, the first of five public plazas to be redesigned at the popular tourist destination, on 23 December.

Designed by Sn°hetta, the $55 million project is part of the largest ground-up redesign of Times Square in generations.

The permanent pedestrian plaza located along Broadway between 42nd Street and 43rd Street features 30,000 sq ft of newly designed pedestrian space. It includes granite pavers, planned seating to be installed in the coming days; the area's first permanent electrical, sound and broadcasting connections for the numerous public events; pedestrian way-finding signage; and LED lighting. With this first plaza now finished, the more than 140,000 sq ft of permanent plaza space is expected to be completed in 2016.

The opening of the plaza is just one in a line of many Sn°hetta-designed projects to be completed this year.

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Seems a little reserved and conservative for Snohetta. Not their finest work.
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Old January 13th, 2014, 01:11 AM   #8
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Seems a little reserved and conservative for Snohetta. Not their finest work.
It's a tricky site: there's enormous foot traffic, capacity and traffic management issues. The timeframe was very tight due to the New Years celebrations and the cost was also a concern. In a quieter location with a larger budget and generous timetable, they could do something amazing.
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Anyone have updates? thanks guys.
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Old June 7th, 2014, 01:53 AM   #13
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Manhattan, NYC 2014 by flickr4jazz, on Flickr


Construction at the Times Square Recruitment Station by th.omas, on Flickr


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Hello do you have any updates ? Thanks guys .
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Old August 29th, 2014, 04:13 AM   #15
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Daniel Canogar: Storming Times Square by Times Square NYC, on Flickr

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June 2014 Midnight Moment: Yorgo Alexopoulos: Transits by Times Square NYC, on Flickr
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very like New York Times Square!
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Love NY ! Do you know when the second section gonna be open ? I do not want to came back until the release of it . ( I am from France )
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Love NY ! Do you know when the second section gonna be open ? I do not want to came back until the release of it . ( I am from France )
It wraps up by the end of 2015, so if you can wait a bit longer...



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