16 October 2008

Red Steps at Night

At last, somebody built something of architectural and aesthetic beauty in New York City.

Yesterday, the new TKTS half-price ticket booth opened in Duffy Square, and around 7 PM the already famous illuminated Red Steps to Nowhere were lit for the first time.

By midnight last night, the steps had already taken their place as a new requisite photo-op for tourists. Folks speaking a gaggle of languages were busy taking pictures and films of each other assuming ridiculously theatrical poses. Who could blame them? The steps are impossible to resist. They're now as glowy as I expected, but they provide a picture postcard view of Times Square that we've previously only been able to enjoy in newsreels and on television during "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve."

Here are a variety of shots of the new attraction taken last night.

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