Running the length of Manhattan, Broadway connects our country’s darkest tragedies, most raucous celebrations, and the fierce demonstrations. This project creates a common ground for the civic life of the city. Broadway Common addresses four needs for Broadway and Madison Square Park. First, it returns the street to the people by pedestrianizing Broadway. Second, it creates a large, adaptable plaza. Third, elegant materials express the dignity of citizens. Finally, it preserves the beautiful essence of the park while evolving its form into the modern era.