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550 Madison Avenue Garden Opens to the Public

Dec 12, 2022

The Garden at 550 Madison Avenue recently opened to the public. The first new greenspace in Midtown Manhattan in decades, the sheltered garden welcomes visitors to relax and linger amid lush planted terraces, a central water feature, and generous seating.

 Part of the complete repositioning of the landmarked building led by Snøhetta for the Olayan Group, the Garden replaces a disused enclosed midblock passageway and increases the amount of public space for New Yorkers to enjoy.

“Snøhetta’s design for the new garden transforms the streets surrounding the iconic 550 Madison building into an accessible, lavishly vegetated, and highly visible public space. A new lobby window and redesigned storefronts honor Philip Johnson’s original design. We are honored to help return this important part of Midtown to its visitors while contributing to the celebrated vibrancy of New York City,” added Michelle Delk, Partner and Landscape Architect, Snøhetta.

Read the full press release here.

550 Madison Avenue Garden Opens to the Public