Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Revamped Astor Place subway plaza apparently won't need its existing trees
[Image via Curbed]
As you know, the long-awaited revamp is happening at Astor Place and Cooper Square these next two years... The plan includes enlarging Cooper Park, streamlining the street grid and creating new permanent pedestrian plazas. Not to mention adding 60 additional trees. Also among the changes: a new-look subway plaza with raised flower beds, more seating and wider sidewalks... and trees ... per the rendering above...
Unfortunately, the existing trees here were either in the wrong place or just not fit for the new-look Astor Place. Several readers were shocked to find that workers had chopped down the trees (Birch?) along here...
[Photo via @EVPinhead]
To echo what @EVPinhead put on Twitter about this: #WTF
Here's another view via EVG reader John M.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Five years later, Astor Place apparently ready for its 2-year reconstruction project
An updated look at the all-new Astor Place
Workers chopping down the trees at 51 Astor Place