New York Times Square Plazas to Undergo Refurbishment

24 May 2010 (Last Updated May 24th, 2010 18:30)

Brooklyn-based artist Molly Dilworth has won a design competition for the temporary refurbishment of five Times Square pedestrian plazas in New York, US. The new designs will be installed by mid-July and replace the existing plaza designs from 42nd to 47th streets on Broadway.

Brooklyn-based artist Molly Dilworth has won a design competition for the temporary refurbishment of five Times Square pedestrian plazas in New York, US.

The new designs will be installed by mid-July and replace the existing plaza designs from 42nd to 47th streets on Broadway.

Designs focus on the urban heat-island effect and features a colour palette of striking blues and light hues that reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat.

The competition, commissioned by the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) in partnership with the Times Square Alliance in March, is part of the green light for Midtown project.

The plazas will be maintained by the Alliance for 18 months.

The DOT will work on a separate design process for the area's permanent capital reconstruction project expected to begin in 2012.