Published on: June 25, 2009
TKTS Ticket Booth project by Fisher Marantz Stone, Inc received Lumen Citation for Integration of Light, Architecture and Signage in this year’s Lumen Awards 2009.
A description by Fisher Marantz Stone:
As people-watching has become a legitimate spectator sport, what could be more fitting than to build a fiery glass grandstand in the heart of Times Square as the roof of the new TKTS discount ticket kiosk?
Since Times Squareâs current dazzle is largely the illumination provided by countless LED video-driven signs, it was only fitting and practical to use an LED source for this project at its epicenter.
The original booth was the quintessential âbuilding as sign,â and its replacement had to be the same.
The designers reasoned that, as most Times Square signs are now highly kinetic in their âbuilding as sign,â motion would be provided by visitors clambering up for a good look at the âGreat White Way.â
Posted by: Mitja Prelovsek