The Downtown Alliance Proposes a Large New Public Plaza in the Financial District

Proposed Financial District Plaza Location
Proposed Financial District Plaza Location

The Downtown Alliance, an organization striving to make Lower Manhattan a better place to live, work and play, recently unveiled a proposal to create a large new pedestrian plaza by combining two existing smaller ones and removing two exit-lanes from the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel.

The two-lane exit ramp takes up 2,500 square feet of open space. If eliminated and absorbed into a single plaza created by combining those on either side, the resulting new park would have an area of 18,000 square feet. The traffic that currently uses the ramp slated for removal would still be able to rejoin Trinity Place by making right turns onto either Edgar or Rector Streets.

Check out the Broadsheet Daily for more details on the proposal.

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