Midtown is a little more lush.
A new public park will open later this year at the center of Manhattan’s skyscrapers (the exact date has not yet been announced). The green space opens into a previously closed mid-block walkway where Norwegian architectural firm Snohetta has transformed into a well-ventilated escape route.
During the design, the company was “inspired by the regional background of the Catskill River Gorge and the vibrant canyon-like quality of Midtown Manhattan,” said Michelderk, landscape director of Snohetta. increase. Told NBC Midtown East Oasis on 550 Madison Avenue between 56th and 55th Avenues.
Lawn patches feature dozens of trees, 200 shrubs, 2,000 bulbs, 10,000 perennials, and a glass canopy designed to create an indoor and outdoor atmosphere. It has been. It is divided into five separate sections, with water features, various vendors, and a bathroom, which is New York City’s most unusual amenity.
“The central cascade fountain harmonizes with the view from the interior lobby, seasonal planting creates interest and variety, food and retail kiosks, public toilets, circular hearths that provide warmth during the winter, And various fixed and movable seats are scattered throughout, “Derck mentioned the publication.
Urban gardens are certainly a relatively escape from the corporate turmoil in Midtown, but because they’re between two skyscrapers, visitors can’t really move.
The project has been underway for five years and its seeds were first planted in 2016 as part of rebuilding a single-tenant commercial tower into a multi-tenant tower. Construction began three years later in 2019, with the first soil delivery to the site this Monday. This is a milestone.
of explanation In the 550 Madison project on Snohetta’s website, the company described the upcoming 21,300-square-foot privately owned public space as “the only publicly accessible vegetated open space in the East Midtown area.” calling.