Pedestrian Plaza for Penn Station
Have you ever walked around Penn Station and it feels more packed than an ant colony? Turns out the area around Penn Station has one of highest pedestrian traffics in New York City. The city did something about that. Architect firm Snohetta, who also designed Times Square, created a temporary plaza at West 33rd Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenue. It will last from July 19 to October 11.
Snohetta took car lanes and added them to sidewalk space. Wood benches and wood stairs were installed. Planters have a thick edge creating more sitting space. The floors are painted and there are a few sculptures on display.