reNEWable Times Square: Designing Temporary Surface Treatments
The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City invites eligible artists, designers, organizations, and non-profits living or operating within the City to propose temporary design solutions to renew the surface treatments at all five plazas and smaller ancillary spaces located on Broadway from 47th to 42nd streets. These temporary surface treatments will enhance the plazas while a long-term capital reconstruction project is initiated for the Bowtie beginning in 2012 in partnership with the Department of Design and Construction.
The final selected design shall be translated into a surface treatment by a contractor selected by the New York City Department of Transportation. The selected artist shall be awarded a design fee in the amount of $15,000 to be funded by the Mayor’s Fund.
The design is expected to be installed by mid-July. The temporary treatment will remain in place for approximately eight months and will be monitored and maintained by the Times Square Alliance. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, April 16, 2010. Questions and answers will be posted to http://www.nyc.gov/dot. Details on how to submit questions are contained in the RFP.
The design competition is project of New York DOT in partnership with the Times Square Alliance. As Business Improvement District for Times Square and Broadway Theater District, the Alliance has conducted a number of studies regarding the pedestrian spaces of Times Square and produces public art projects and events. Information on these activities is available at http://www.TimesSquareNYC.org.
ReNEWable Times Square Project Information
Direct Download of RFP
Public Art Program of the Times Square Alliance
Times Square Alliance Public Spaces Studies and Projects