The construction of a series of streetscape and security improvements in the area surrounding the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is expected to be complete in October 2009. The work, being managed by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is intended make the area more secure and attractive, following security measures put in place since 9/11.
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The project has completed "eurocobble" paving along Broad and Wall Streets, upgraded architectural security devices surrounding the district, and replaced temporary, utilitarian and vehicle barriers with state-of-the-art "turntable" barriers.
The streetscape project capitalized on an overly wide section of Broad Street, transforming it into a raised pedestrian plaza that can be used for outdoor dining, seating, and public events. The improvements are intended not only to improve security, but make the district a more pleasant destination for visitors, workers, and residents.
The new streetscape was designed by Rogers Marvel Architects with Bovis Lend Lease acting as construction manager. The majority of funding comes from a $28 million grant through the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. Additional contributions were made by the New York Stock Exchange and the Bank of New York.
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