1755 Broadway

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This plain urban plaza at the northeast corner of Eighth Avenue and West 56th Street mixes sun with shade. Its orientation guarantees ample direct sunlight, while the trees growing out of four small granite planters along Eighth Avenue and two larger interior granite planters provide the shade. Users seated on wood benches attached to the planters are obviously satisfied with the dappled light. An open air café is now authorized for the middle of the eastern end of the space.

Photo: Kayden et al. (2000)
Photo: Kayden et al. (2000)


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  1. submitted by: Luke Szabados

    What a great use of public space. A line of trees provide shade and separation from the busy street. The site is well signed, maintained and used. It’s no exaggeration to call this successful POPS a haven with a quality appreciated by all.