TKTS 2K

A call for designs for a new ticket booth for Times Square.

We propose two distinct fronts for the TKTS Pavilion: the northern face for ticket distribution and the southern face as spectator seating for the urban theater of Times Square. The major public component of the project—the raised observation platform, is positioned as terminus of Father Duffy Square and to embrace the entirety of Times Square. We have introduced a number system—a modernized version of the deli-counter number dispenser—to dissipate the enormous lines that form during ticket sales and allow customers to roam Times Square freely during their wait.

Competition Team: Philippe Baumann, Karl Jensen
2 Boards, 30″ x 40″. 2001