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.
“We are all aware of the great strides
that have been made in Times Square over the
past decade,” says Tim Tompkins, president
of the Times Square Alliance.
“But with the increased diversity of uses
in the neighborhood have come increasing problems – from
an unattractive streetscape unworthy of a world-class
public space to pedestrian overcrowding which creates
a public safety hazard."
The report draws on the work of Design Trust fellow Michael Fishman
, as well as on proposals generated during the Design Trust workshop series Times
Square: Streetscape Improvement.
with "an eclectic mix of
designers, urbanists, artists, planners and public
servants," notes Tompkins, helped "to
make this report as insightful and pro-active
as possible. ‘Problems and Possibilities,’ is
honest about the area’s problems and resourceful
in suggesting practical solutions.”