Final design for the reconstruction of Times Square (Seventh Avenue and Broadway), including the construction of permanent pedestrian plazas on Broadway.
Weidlinger Associates is preparing final contract documents for the reconstruction of all streets in the Times Square area (Seventh Avenue and Broadway from West 47th to West 42nd Streets). The Green Light for Manhattan pilot initiative to improve traffic and safety in Times Square was deemed successful and will be made permanent. The planned reconstruction will permanently close Broadway from West 47th to West 45th Streets and from West 45th to West 42nd Streets, thus providing over 2.5 acres of new public space. Weidlinger is preparing the design for water mains, sewers, catch basins, and traffic signals. In addition, Weidlinger is preparing the design of an innovative underground event infrastructure to ensure Times Square is wired for sound and power to accommodate the hundreds of events that occur each year. Utility relocation is complicated by the shallow roofs of the subway tunnels located beneath Broadway and Seventh Avenue.
Completion Date: 2015 Location: New York, New York Owner or Client: NYC Department of Design and Construction Prime Consultant(s): WAI Prime