Perkins Eastman | TKTS Booth and the Redevelopment of Father Duffy Square

TKTS Booth and the Redevelopment of Father Duffy Square

New York, New York
Perkins Eastman created an icon for the City of New York—the sculptural centerpiece of a major urban renewal project transforming Times Square. The design, based on a competition-winning concept drawing by Choi Ropiha, raises the profile of the Theatre Development Fund (TDF), which operates the booth to provide a discount outlet for tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows.

The all-glass structure rises over a fiberglass shell. This component, emblazoned with the TKTS signage on the walls and even etched into the glass, houses all the ticket office functions with twelve windows for distribution. The booth includes LEDs to illuminate the red glass and a geothermal system with two parts—radiant panels to provide heating and cooling that regulates extremes under the steps, and an air handler for comfort in the booth. The design cleverly uses custom-made pieces that can be assembled on-site with minimal disruption to the high-traffic site.
ACEC of New York, Engineering Excellence Award, Diamond Award: Structural Division (2010)
Interior Design, Best of Year Award Public Spaces/Outdoor: Merit Winner (2009)
AIA New York City, AIANY Design Awards: Merit Award in Architecture (2009)
Architectural RecordTKTS Booth and Father Duffy Square
Travel + LeisureTKTS Booth: Best Public Space
The Architect's NewspaperTimes Square Shuffle