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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Living Wall, Lincoln Center

Growing Wall
Photo by myself at the David Rubenstein Atrium at 63rd Street and Broadway, on the Upper West Side.

This relatively new interior space is open to the public and considered part of Lincoln Center. The atrium was designed by the established and innovative New York architecture firm Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.

Williams and Tsien designed another New York cultural building, the American Folk Art Museum, just a few blocks away. They have also participated in the Robin Hood Initiative, where noted New York Architects redesigned libraries in public schools throughout the five boroughs.

Live concerts occur weekly and are free to the public. There's a fountain and two walls made of plants. You can while away an entire afternoon here, with free wifi and a cafe run by Tom Colicchio of Top Chef fame.

For more information about the David Rubenstein Atrium, click here.
To see more exciting work from Williams and Tsien, click here.

Related posts: The Mother of All Supermarkets, Beer, Wonderful Beer and Ramen Noodles, in the East Village.


Olivier said...

superbe mur vegetal, c'est amusant car cela devient de plus en plus à la mode.

Pat said...

This is a super way to integrate green where it's probably not too easy to do so. I love it.

Kitty said...

Hi Olivier
Yes I agree, it's definitely different and of the moment. Very good if you don't have floor space, but I'm sure you need someone there to make sure it's tidy.

Hi Bibi
I'm sure there are vertical garden 'experts' out there, lol!

elsie said...

see you have completely affirmed my plan to retire to Manhattan and just go around all week enjoying the free cultural events - yup! that's the plan!!

Louis la Vache said...

In a similar vein to the living wall is this in the 12 ème in Paris.

Ken Mac said...

wanna stickmy head in that wall o greenery

dianasfaria.com said...

This is so cool! Such a great idea.

Ani said...

I love your blog. I stop by at least three times a week and I thought I'd say hello and tell you that I adore your blog. Keep up the beautiful pictures. :)

Sam Walker said...

i just love your photos, they are simple yet says a lot of things.