Pictures of a wet and cold Times Square

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No matter what you think of Times Square, it is indisputably a people place. Throngs of people are a permanent fixture, creating a strange sort of vibrancy that transcends the city. On a cold and drizzly day, what happens to that vibrancy?

What I discovered is that although fewer people were out and about, there is always movement through Times Square. In some ways it’s amplified by the conspicuous lack of people.

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Those that rely on a crowd must settle with inanimate proxies.

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With people removed, the ever present construction takes on a new connotation: it offsets the glam and glitz to remind us of Times Square’s grittier past. Those divots and depressions in the road made apparent by the rain nag with every drop: what is hiding behind the clean lines of the facades?

preview.DSCF5905Whatever it is, the police presence defies the all-encompassing movement to remain a constant.

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The few that remain are thus free to move between the static and the dynamic, being both spectator and spectacle.

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