Silver Park

Silver Park

High-Profile Location Gets the High-Touch Treatment
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DETAILS

LocationNew York, New York, USA
ClientSilverstein Properties
Size0.57 acre

An entire 42nd Street block, in Manhattan’s west side, has been developed as a new residential tower complex whose central public park space is common ground to be shared by the neighborhood and new residents. A strong architectural edge at its 42nd Street sidewalk is created by fall portal light pylons and a trellis “room” from which visitors can view the street activity and that within the park. The park space features a central lounging lawn within which illuminated garden “islands” appear to swim. Smaller park spaces surround the lawn area and offer a wide range of park amenities including a trellis plaza, café terrace, picnic area with interactive mist jets, play area, birch groves and an urban dog run. A large bronze Tom Otterness play sculpture serves as the central visual feature and attraction. A full complement of lighting ensures hours of community enjoyment into the evening and a dramatic public pose for the high-profile location.

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