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anObscurity t1_jbyiqnx wrote

I'm pretty sure this rendering is an exaggeration, Broadway is definitely not this wide if you compare to the size of the people.


Sapphire_Bombay t1_jbypmyv wrote the time you add sidewalks I'd say it's pretty close.


anObscurity t1_jbzcizk wrote

Yeah maybe you’re right, now I want to go measure it


biebiedoep t1_jbyuogg wrote

No, it isn't even remotely close.


mavajo t1_jbyx6c6 wrote

I initially had the same impression as you, but I just did some eyeballing based on the size of the people and horse carts - it looks pretty dead on to me, especially once you account for medians, sidewalks, bike paths, etc.


grambell789 t1_jbzx52g wrote

the illustration looks like its pushing 200ft wide and I get 90ft on broadway from building front to building front when i measure on google maps. Damrak in Amsterdam is the equivalent st, its about 75ft wide so maybe they just made broadway slightly wider.


TonyzTone t1_jc27w8l wrote

No way. Looking at the woman in the bottom right, let’s assume she’s 5 ft. tall. You think you get 40 of her laid across the street? I think it’s closer to 20 than it is 40.


grambell789 t1_jc2eqno wrote

ok, ok, i took the wagon at the center and compared it to the with of the road on a pixel basis and it comes out to about 100ft which is about the width of broadway now. makes sense who ever did the illustration did reasearch ahead of time to make it right. I stand corrected.


TonyzTone t1_jc2k0v2 wrote

I think further down the street where the wagons are is Bowling Green, which widens and is more of a town square. So you might be right that there it’s closer to 200ft. and maybe more.


Adriano-Capitano t1_jc306kc wrote

If you pull up Wall Street and Broadway on Google Maps Streetview, it does not look this wide today.

NYC ZOLA website shows the width today as being 74.7' - 75.7' wide in that stretch, going only as wide as 81.8' at Morris Street, two blocks down.


TonyzTone t1_jc37mku wrote

Not quite. The Google maps measure distance shows that, if you include the sidewalks, from the edge of Trinity Church to the edge of the buildings across Broadway, it's about 87 ft.

Morris Street is just the beginning of Bowling Green just where it begins to widen. The widest point of Bowling Green (corner of State Street/Battery Pace across the pedestrian plaza to the eastern edge of Broadway) is at just shy of 300 ft.