This tour covers the design and implementation of Green Light for Midtown and two major public spaces, Flatiron Plaza and Union Square. Green Light for Midtown created new pedestrian areas on Broadway while improving mobility and safety. At the southern end of Green Light for Midtown, the redesign of the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway created Flatiron Plaza, 37,000 square feet of new pedestrian space adjacent to Madison Square Park and the iconic Flatiron Building. At Union Square, a two-way to one-way conversion of 17th Street transformed the northern end of the park, home to the largest organic greenmarket in the country.
Randy Wade, New York City Department of Transportation
Sean Quinn, New York City Department of Transportation