May 16, 2018
The Alliance for Downtown New York has laid out a plan calling for major design changes in the Stock Exchange District. They’re intended to make one of the city’s most visited and historically-significant neighborhoods more pedestrian-friendly, while also addressing security concerns.
“It is a grand yet achievable vision that could turn the Stock Exchange District into the jewel it should be,” said Jessica Lappin, president of the Downtown Alliance, which manages Lower Manhattan’s business improvement district.
Among other proposals, the plans recommend:
– Creating curbless shared streets, and using more uniform, durable and historically appropriate paving materials throughout the district.
– Installing custom “gateway” structures at the main pedestrian entrances to the district.
– Upgrading lighting along dark corridors, particularly New Street and Exchange Place, with cable or cantilevered lighting, while framing the area’s nine landmarked buildings with architectural lighting.
– Decluttering security infrastructure with more attractive bollards.
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