New York, NY
As part of the overall renewal of Herald and Greeley Squares, the north and south triangular spaces at the intersection of 34th Street and Broadway, we designed four new park structures to complement the landscape improvements implemented by the 34th Street Partnership.
Constructed of glass and steel, the structures house newsstands and coffee bars, providing an active presence for these well-used public spaces in Midtown. Two of the structures are fully accessible automated public toilets, the only two in operation in New York City.
The structures are designed to be easily maintained and to minimize grafﬁti. Their canopies become illuminated lanterns during evening hours, improving the safety and security of the squares.
Based on the design of the structures, a prototype newsstand has been developed and will be installed throughout the district. Six structures are planned for 34th Street at Seventh Avenue and 42nd Street at Sixth Avenue. These structures will enhance the vibrant shopping and tourist experience that surrounds this busy urban crossroads.
CLIENT: 34th Street Partnership
COST: $8 million