Posted tagged ‘NYC’

Times Square 25 Years Later

May 26, 2010

I’ve done a lot of work in New York City over the years, including a wondeful  project  documenting the construction of a giant hotel in Times Square. For more than a year, my crew and I filmed the progress every month, as the building climbed more than 40 stories into the sky.

I rarely went back to the area after that project ended, until last night. Wow! Has it ever changed!  A few years ago, NYC closed off some of the traffic lanes on Broadway, from 42nd Street to 47th Street, and converted them into a huge pedestrian plaza, complete with tables, chairs, and a terraced seating area that was filled with people from all over the world, enjoying the light show.

The place is cleaned up, bright with neon and giant TV screens, and is a blast to visit.  I wandered around for a couple of hours with my Canon G10 camera and a monopod, making pictures and just trying to take it all in.

I’m going back tonight!