Norwegian architecture firm to redesign Time Square

Scandinavian design and architecture is often admired and heralded as clean, sleek and environmentally friendly. Equally so is there urban planning, and now it’s coming state-side.

The Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta is redesigning Time Square. Over the next three years, they will aim to make Time Square more like Karl Johans Gate in Oslo with bicycle-friendly lanes and an overall pedestrian friendly design.

While the neon lights of Time Square will continue to dwarf the Freia sign in Oslo, it looks like the Norwegian influence in NYC is set to grow. The project is set to be completed in the next three years at a price tag around 20 million dollars.

Read all the details in Norwegian on Aftenposten:

Posted on June 28th, 2010 in Norway, Travel