/ 1221 Avenue of the Americas public plaza

An urban amphitheater in the heart of Manhattan

New York City, USA
Public area: 2,000 sqm
Commercial area: 6,000 sqm
1221 Avenue Holdings LLC
Urban design
Public plaza with retail spaces
Antonio Citterio, Patricia Viel with Joseph Montaleone, and Federica De Curtis, Massimiliano Calabrò, Silvia Pirrera, Valerio Pozzi, Davide Simone Anzalone, Marta Milano

As a new dynamic public space, Rockefeller Group’s public plaza at New York City’s 1221 Avenue of the Americas serves as a gateway to retail spaces, dining experiences and cultural activities. On the edge of Manhattan’s Theater District, just a few blocks away from Central Park, the development includes the redesign of two interconnected areas: the above-ground portion of the East Plaza and the Concourse Plaza located on the level below.

A large set of stairs will connect the two levels, offering an outdoor space that elevates the urban experience of people visiting or working in the area. New retail spaces and improved street and subway access will transform this segment of the city into a destination in its own right.