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NYC Times Square renovations will 'de-clutter,' 'simplify'

6:50 AM, Sep 29, 2011   |    comments
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The popular tourist attraction is about to receive a new $27-million makeover.

Officials with the architectural firm, Snohetta - who were also involved with the Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum - say the upgrades will "simplify" and "de-clutter" the pedestrian plaza.

If approved, the new construction plan is expected to be completed by 2014.

The renovations will be enjoyed by an average of 39.2 million people a year, according to a new survey by Travel + Leisure Magazine.

New York's Central Park ranked No. 2 - followed by Washington D.C.'s Union Station, the Las Vegas Strip and Niagara Falls.

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