Earlier this week, 6sqft brought you a proposal by Perkins Eastman Architects to turn a 40-block-long stretch of Broadway into a linear park. Stretching from Columbus Circle to Union Square, the Green Line concept would connect these hubs with Times Square, Herald Square, and Madison Square. As we noted, “Unlike other linear parks like the High Line and Lowline, the Green Line would be at street level, creating what the architects feel is ‘much needed active and passive recreational space in the heart of the city.'” Of course, increasing public park space is never a bad thing, but is this the correct location? And will closing such a long piece of Broadway to vehicular traffic just create more problems elsewhere? Let us know what you think.
Renderings via Perkins Eastman Architects