Most Popular Film Locations: Times Square
Times Square is a major commercial intersection and a neighbourhood in Midtown Manhattan, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. Times Square iconified as "The Crossroads of the World", "The Center of the Universe", and the "The Great White Way" is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theatre District, one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, and a major centre of the world's entertainment industry. Times Square is the world's most visited tourist attraction, hosting over 39 million visitors annually. Approximately 330,000 people pass through Times Square daily, many of whom are either tourists or people working in the area.
Formerly Longacre Square, Times Square was renamed in April 1904 after The New York Times moved its headquarters to the newly erected Times Building, now called One Times Square, site of the annual ball drop on New Year's Eve, a tradition which began on December 31, 1907 and continues today, attracting thousands to the Square every New Year's.
The northern triangle of Times Square is technically Duffy Square, dedicated in 1937 to Chaplain Francis P. Duffy of New York City's "Fighting 69th" Infantry Regiment; a memorial to Duffy is located there, along with a statue of George M. Cohan, and the TKTS discount theatre tickets booth. The stepped red roof of the TKTS booth also provides seating for various events. The Duffy Statue and the square were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.
Most Iconic Film Moment: Vanilla Sky
Other films that feature Times Square include:
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