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The red stairs in Times Square have quickly become a well-known spot. Surrounded by all the neon billboards, they're a popular spot for tourists to rest and also take photos.

These stairs actually form the roof of the TKTS booth, another popular Times Square attraction. TKTS sells discount tickets to Broadway and off-Broadway shows, and the lines are usually very long. The original TKTS booth opened in 1973, but the red, bleacher stairs were not built until 2008. There are two other TKTS locations in Manhattan, and one in downtown Brooklyn, but this Times Square location remains the most popular one.

When I walked through the area recently it was raining. The stairs were closed off, and one lone worker dressed in red was trying to dry them. The rain was a photographic stroke of luck. The stairs looked more impressive to me empty than when they’re filled with tourists, and the worker’s clothes matched them perfectly.

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