When infrastructures fail

Since the conception of the original project for the redevelopment of Times Square in 2009, the presence of bollards for separating vehicular areas from pedestrian ones was a priority. The particular geography of the zone and its new spatial recomposition, as well the national and local perspective on security after 9/11, demanded significant improvements in

The Nordic device

There is an approximately 15-meter-long black granite bench on the northern side of zone E. The bench is located exactly in front of Nasdaq’s offices, near 43rd Street. Zone E is possibly the least transited space in the whole of Times Square. The apparent lack of popularity of this zone could be attributed to the