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Times Square is one of the loudest places in New York City with honking horns, screaming sirens that could reach up to 120 decibels, but in the life after people, Times Square is shrouded by permanent silence.


2 days after people: Like the 2003 blackout which plunged the Big Apple into darkness, New York City permanently goes dark as its power grid finally fails.

6 months after people: In Times Square, the Ricoh Billboard is still lit up. It is powered by the sun and by the wind. But this sign still can't shine forever.

3 years after people: The Ricoh Billboard in Times Square finally gives out as the light bulbs aren't replaced.

1000 years after people: Times Square has changed completely and is now unrecognizable, it has become a meadow with trees and a river flowing through it.


  • If one pay attention to the timelapse, there are some noticeable mistakes seen in the Times Square timelapse.
    • When the time of day turns into the early cloudy morning, some signs are still on, yet the blackout should have been completely finished by the night's end.
    • While the signs begun to degrade, some of the signs didn't degrade.
    • During the blackout, some plants abruptly grow. This is even more evident in the original shot of the blackout in Heavy Metal.
    • Even though the top floors of Two Times Square collapse, when the entire building collapse, the top floors is still intact. It is possible that it was meant for the building behind Two Times Square.



What? Times Square exists - but it's just a collapsed ruin here!

Times Square has some more coverage on the Life After People Fanon Wiki. (Note that the events' timelines may be different.)