3rd Avenue Plaza
600 3rd Avenue, New York, NY, United States
Omnibuild completed the redesign of the 600 Third Avenue plaza, a prime location situated just steps from Grand Central Terminal in Midtown. L&L Holding Company partnered with world-renowned architectural firm Gensler to enhance and enliven the building’s privately-owned public space, which is situated on the west side of Third Avenue between 39th and 40th Streets. The new plaza consists of a series of crisscrossing pathways of concrete pavers that encourage pedestrians to circulate in the park or relax on one of the custom precast concrete benches.
At the plaza’s entrance, a decorative slat wall, made of IPE wood, becomes a welcoming feature at the street-edge. Other spaces accommodate loose seating, consisting of cafe tables with umbrellas and chairs. In the evenings, lighting within the planter beds illuminate the greenery. In time, the exposed existing brick walls around two sides of the park will be covered in ivy, completing the picturesque setting.
Architect: Gensler Developer: L&L Holding Company