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    Well, it looks like we are getting more than a billboard on this building.

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    I was referring to the tower portion of the signage superstructure.

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    Huge spectaculars are being installed now. The size of them, completely wrapping around the corner, is very impressive.

    The other night the top one was lit and it looks great. When it goes bright the whole steps were bathed in it's glow. Imagine the impact when the others become active...

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    When you come right down to it, Times Square is boring, and getting more so: the signs, the people, even the glass steps and garden chairs.

    Wasn't the case a few decades ago.

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    On the front page of the NY Times' Weekend section (Aug. 14, 2009), was this photo of 42nd Street in Times Square. It looked so beaten up, deserted and disgusting that I assumed it was from the 1970's. I was shocked to see that it was from 1997. Times Square has been vastly improved.

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    In the first photo you can see how many businesses are vacant/shuttered. This must be the era when everything was being closed, in preparation for the rehab. The street looks surprisingly clean. I'm going to take a stab and guess this shot is right before the big Jenney Holzer installation went up on 42nd. St.

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    When you come right down to it, Times Square is boring, and getting more so: the signs, the people, even the glass steps and garden chairs.
    I've noticed a huge turnaround in the kind of people that are hanging out there, now that it's pedestrianized.

    It's the new town square! Lots of interesting people are milling about in every direction- some are sitting, others strolling. Everyone seems amused. Hip hoppers from the boroughs or uptown, families from India or Spain and every other place, goths, girls in heels, girls that are heels, buskers, old folks, lovers, you name it. All swirling in every direction now that so much space has been liberated for them.

    For people watching I can now say it easily beats other parts of town. Everybody from all walks are mixing there, and definitely not just tourists.

    In fact, a friend and I are meeting there tonight. We sit, we talk, have a snack, people watch...we're some fairly jaded New Yorkers and we've been enjoying the new Times Square all summer. Never thought I'd say it.

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    I'm going to have to grit my teeth and try this.

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    Can one of you guys take some photos of the new signs?

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    I got fitted for a new back brace today,
    and have gotten well enough to get out of this damn chair,
    to take very short walks...
    So I went to times square at midnight tonight (4 blocks away),
    for a change of scenery (what a madhouse).
    Took a couple of shots with a cheap point and shoot...
    Hopefully Midtown got some better shots for you...
    only one sign was lit- the rest very big, but very black.







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    oh my goddess there were sooo many people!

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    scumonkey I am so glad you are feeling better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scumonkey View Post
    I got fitted for a new back brace today,
    and have gotten well enough to get out of this damn chair,
    to take very short walks...
    Thanks for the photos.

    How did you hurt your back?

    I'm glad you're better.

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