Avenue 6 1/2 Lights Up!

Left: 52nd Street entrance. Right: 53rd Street entrance.
Left: 52nd Street entrance. Right: 53rd Street entrance.

The tower at 135 West 52nd Street is rising atop Midtown’s 6 1/2 Avenue, a string of privately owned public spaces that stretch from 51st to 57th Street. As a part of the project, the development team is revamping a block of the hidden thoroughfare.  The developers, Chetrit Group and Clipper Equity, hired French lighting designer Thierry Dreyfus, the man responsible for the 423-foot tower’s glowing facade, to create a permanent installation for the pedestrian passageway, which will have landscaping, including a huge green wall and a waterfall, by M. Paul Friedberg & Partners.  If the finished space looks as snazzy as the renderings, this slice of Midtown, between 52nd Street and 53rd Street, could become one of the neighborhood’s best hidden gardens.

Central Park Supertowers

A huge thank you to everyone who helped to make our recent town hall event such an enormous success! Thank you to our Councilmembers Dan Garodnick & Corey Johnson; our co-sponsors: Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, State Senators Brad Hoylman & Liz Krueger, Assembly membersRichard Gottfried &Linda Rosenthal, City ; our extraordinary panelists: Gary Barnett, Peg…Continue Reading