Ninth Ave. and 14th Street Redesign Update

Ben Kabak of Second Avenue Sagas is keeping track of the street redesign currently underway at Ninth Ave. and 14th St. in Manhattan. Here is his Flickr photo set.

Lockhart Steele at Curbed has named this project the "Bizarro Meatpacking Plaza."

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