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Filmmaker Stephen Mallon captured the making of a pedestrian plaza in New York City in vivid time-lapse for the city’s Department of Transportation. Construction of the 6,750-square-foot Pershing Square plaza in front of Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal (on Park Avenue between 41st and 42nd streets) took place in the summer of 2013.

Crews applied a mix of granite, quartz, and recycled porcelain into a bed of epoxy to create the characteristic surface of New York City’s pop-up pedestrian plazas. Later in the film, a rather large bike share station that accommodates 120 bikes is installed on one side of the plaza. Moveable tables and chairs complete the design. For more info on the plaza, check out the Grand Central Partnership’s website.

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Branden Klayko

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