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Madison Square Flatiron Plaza Reconstruction

Sector

Connections

Services

Landscape Architecture, Urban Design

Client

NYC DOT

Location

New York, NY

Status

In Progress

Site Area

4.2 acres

MNLA is the landscape architect on a multi-disciplinary team to make permanent improvements to previously interim plazas and circulation and create a landmark destination within a growing residential neighborhood. This project is a Vision Zero project to prioritize pedestrians and cyclists through heavily-trafficked intersections. The project also establishes a precedent for future traffic-calming from 14th Street to 34th Street.

 

MNLA strategically inserts a variety of pedestrian amenities that also serve as perimeter security measures for these vulnerable plazas. Working with the local BID, retail kiosks serve visitors who can enjoy alfresco dining at shaded tables. Subtle paving patterns strengthen legibility of the various spaces that include pedestrian only plazas, shared streets, and significantly widened sidewalks.

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