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550 Madison Avenue’s Landscaped Public Plaza Nears Completion in Midtown East, Manhattan

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Construction of the adjacent new public square will be completed soon 550 Madison AvenueA 37-story commercial skyscraper that has become a landmark in Midtown East..Developed by Orayan Group When RXR RealtyThe 684-foot-high postmodern building is undergoing 21,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor renovations. This is Snohetta Refurbished lobby designed by Gensler.. Located between 55th and 56th Avenues, AECOM Tishman is the general contractor for projects aimed at LEED Platinum and WELL Gold certification.

At that time Our last update In March, construction of the canopy assembly was completed, but the landscaping work below had not yet begun. Since then, remarkable progress has been made, such as weaving cobblestone paths that wind through beds in gardens overgrown with large trees and shrubs to wipe out concrete seating elements.

550 Madison Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

550 Madison Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

550 Madison Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

550 Madison Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

550 Madison Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

Plastic barriers and metal fences surround all three sides of the building, and work is underway at the entrance, the frontage of the retail store on the ground floor, and the new sidewalk.

550 Madison Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

550 Madison Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

The following photo shows the arrival of a curved wooden bench that will soon be installed in the square.

550 Madison Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

550 Madison Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

550 Madison Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

550 Madison Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

550 Madison Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

Floor-to-ceiling windows surround the cafe’s structure towards the southern end of the space.

550 Madison Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

550 Madison Avenue.Photo by Michael Young

The new public square on 550 Madison Avenue will be completed this fall.

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