Problems and Possibilities is a comprehensive plan that addresses the key quality of life issues related to the management and design of the streetscape at the Crossroads of the World. The plan highlights the necessary methods to address the chaotic, congested and unappealing condition of New York City’s most dynamic public space and enhance Times Square as a creative, thriving and engaging urban center.
In response to the publication, Times Square has undergone a substantial physical transformation in the past decade with innovative pedestrian spaces, renovated historic public plazas, rearranged traffic flow, aesthetically pleasing street furniture and a platform for creative displays of public art. Each improvement directly corresponds to the practical solutions proposed in the Problems and Possibilities report and has contributed to the development of a more comfortable and enjoyable pedestrian experience in Times Square.
Daniella Eidelberg, Times Square Alliance
Michael Fishman, Urban Planning Fellow
Eddie Nelms, Planning, Policy and Design Coordinator, Times Square Alliance
Tim Tompkins, President, Times Square Alliance
Andrea Woodner, (former) Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space
Design Trust for Public Space
Times Square Alliance
Date: June 2004