NYSE: Financial District Streetscapes

NYSE: Financial District Streetscapes

Undertaken in conjunction with NYC Economic Development Corporation, the Department of City Planning and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the New York Stock Exchange Streetscapes + Security project resolves the apparent contradictions of enabling a vibrant streetscape while providing cutting-edge security in one of New York’s densest urban conditions. 

AIA Institute Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design | AIANY State Jurors’ Special Recognition | ASLA National Analysis and Planning Award | AIANY Design Awards, Merit Award for Projects | BSA/AIA NY Chapter Urban Design Awards, Citation for Urban Element | R+D Award Citation. Full list of awards
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The comprehensive strategy combines cultural, historical and financial landmarks into a security plan. Security requirements were conceived as opportunities: the bollard is replaced with sculptural bronze NOGO barriers that also provide seating and a new shallow-foundation TURNTABLE barrier replaces intrusive clamshell barriers, reopening key view corridors. The modern bench blocks and glowing towers have become visual and physical trademarks for this historic area. Adding to a cultural legacy, a long interpretive, engraved-granite curb marks the original 1620 canal, and wood block pavers recall the city’s defense wall that gave its name to Wall Street.