Times Square: A Revisionist Lesson in City Building
Rapid comprehensive change in the physical pattern of a city is a minor revolution — as is the transformation of 42nd Street and Times Square. Two decades ago the agenda for change posed two big questions: Is it possible for cities to reshape what the market is likely to deliver in an area? Is large-scale redevelopment even a plausible political objective, especially when aggressive actions such as condemnation are deemed a necessary part of the strategy?
Sagalyn, Lynne. "Times Square: A Revisionist Lesson in City Building." Hermes 5 (Fall 2000): 36.