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Duffy Square?

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Duffy Square?#1
Posted: 3/30/08 at 8:40pm
It's been a very long time since I've tried to get tickets on the day of a performance. I hear that Duffy Square is gone. Has the internet replaced Tkts?

What's a good way to pick up same-day tickets for "Chicago" for a weeknight?
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re: Duffy Square?#2
Posted: 3/30/08 at 8:49pm
The TKTS booth is still there, it just moved a bit. It is now located under the Mariott Marquis theatre on 46th St. CHICAGO's always on there, you shouldn't have any trouble getting seats.
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re: Duffy Square?#2
Posted: 3/30/08 at 8:50pm
yeah, I don't see TKTS going away any time soon... if at all
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re: Duffy Square?#3
Posted: 3/30/08 at 9:04pm
When is the new booth going to open?
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re: Duffy Square?#4
Posted: 3/30/08 at 9:09pm
When is the new booth going to open?

In December of 2006, haven't you heard??

Seriously, they need to pick up the pace on that thing. I'm not even sure it has an official projected opening date anymore (though I'd love it if someone could correct me).
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re: Duffy Square?#5
Posted: 3/30/08 at 9:21pm
I think they're at least making headway. The "glass stairs" seem to be up.

I personally am fine with the Marquis location.
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re: Duffy Square?#6
Posted: 3/30/08 at 9:24pm
What was located at the Marquis before they put the TKTS booth there? Has there always been a box office of some sort there? Just seems to fit very nicely into that location so I've always been curiouis.
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re: Duffy Square?#7
Posted: 3/30/08 at 9:29pm
I believe it was just a breezway, like the one through the Minskoff.
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re: Duffy Square?#8
Posted: 3/30/08 at 9:43pm
Yeah, they built the tallest building in Asia in 18 months and NY can't get a ticket booth done in four years. Wasn't there a Broadway souvenior shop, posters mugs, keychains, in the TKTS present location?
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re: Duffy Square?#9
Posted: 3/30/08 at 9:50pm
It is outside the marriot marquis diagonally across from A Chorus Line
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re: Duffy Square?#10
Posted: 3/30/08 at 9:52pm
Wasn't there a Broadway souvenior shop, posters mugs, keychains, in the TKTS present location?

No. It was an empty storage area.
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re: Duffy Square?#11
Posted: 3/30/08 at 9:57pm
Ever since I started planning my NY trip, about 6 months ago, I kept hoping that this endless project would be done by the time I'd visit ! Supposedly, they'll have it ready very soon, the tentative schedule was for early April and they HAVE made a lot of progress lately, as I've been checking through earthcam ! It is almost done, but I highly doubt it will be unveiled in the next 3 weeks ! re: Duffy Square? I so wanted a photo op at the top of those stairs ! re: Duffy Square?
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re: Duffy Square?#12
Posted: 3/30/08 at 10:04pm
That's what I had read too, that they were aiming for a spring 2008 opening. One of the NY real estate websites (either Curbed or Wired) has been following it and had photos a while back, and it did seem as though it were finally coming together. A lot of the delays don't seem to have been the fault of TKTS--I remember reading that one of the manufacturers they were using for building materials went out of business--but it does seem as though this project could have been completed much much faster than it is.

ETA: Ah, apparently both of them are covering it. Here's a photo of the booth as of December 07.
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re: Duffy Square?#13
Posted: 3/30/08 at 10:12pm
Yes, my info comes from the Wired forum, too ! You are absolutely right ! It was the glass manufacturer ! Though, how a supplier problem, can cause a delay of YEARS, is something I don't get ! At the stage it is now, it could be finished in a week, if only they used more workers, but every time I check there are only a handful of people working ! Doesn't anyone in the powers that be, understand, that a big ugly construction site in the middle of the most touristy place on earth is bad ??? Speed the damn thing up !!! re: Duffy Square?
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re: Duffy Square?#14
Posted: 3/30/08 at 10:19pm
Yeah, and we didn't have the B'way Christmas Tree this year because Duffy Square was closed up. I missed it. re: Duffy Square? I agree with you completely, it's ridiculous how long this is taking. I think they managed to build the Eiffel Tower with steam-powered machines in less time than this.