Enhancing pedestrian accessibility, Marvel along with Union Square Partnership has revealed a much-anticipated transformative vision for the Union Square–14th Street District of Manhattan with widened sidewalks and a refreshed and expanded Union Square Park to the north.

Few places in New York City provide such a prominent public stage for the display of art and political protest, and a location for assembly and gathering as Union Square.

“Initiated as a response to the proposed L train shutdown, this Vision Plan evolved as COVID-19 upended our world, and with it, our relationship with public space,” says Jennifer Falk, executive director of Union Square Partnership.

“More open space, safer pedestrian and cyclist travel, better transit, and more outdoor seating and greenery—all of these changes are called for in this plan and will benefit our community immeasurably as we chart the district’s next chapter.”

This urban planning project has recently been awarded a 2023 American Architecture Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Read more