Queens Plaza (Queens)
Queens Plaza is a plaza located on Queens Boulevard, between Queens Plaza North and Queens Plaza South, in Long Island City, Queens. The plaza is overlapped by an elevated railway transit (which was constructed in 1914), with the Queensboro Bridge starting on the western edge. It has a subway stop for the E M R trains at the Queens Plaza station below ground along the eastern edge, and the 7 <7> N Q trains at the Queensboro Plaza station above the west central part of the plaza on elevated tracks. The only elevator for the underground subway station is on the SW corner of Queens Plaza South and Jackson Avenue.
The plaza was built in 1909 to accommodate the connection of the Queensboro Bridge to Queens Boulevard. From the 1920s through World War II it served as the location for many factories and warehouses. New buildings are being planned for Queens Plaza, and in 2009, $75 million was earmarked to clean and spruce up the area. The New York City Traffic Control Center at 28-11 Queens Plaza North controls the city's traffic lights.
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