Recently, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the plans of the development company Tishman Speyers to lay out a large park on the roof of the historic Radio City Music Hall and connect it with a pedestrian bridge to the building at 1270 Avenue of the Americas on the opposite side of the street.
This idea was taken from the original Rockefeller Center blueprints. During the construction of the center, the idea was not implemented, and for decades no one returned to it.
“In our project, we proceeded from the initial vision of the center and from the idea that it was supposed to look like a campus, including interconnected green roofs and terraces,” says the presentation of the project to the Commission for the Protection of Monuments. Now, with the approval received, the future of Radio Park, as it is called, has taken on real features. The green space will occupy 24,000 square feet. This array will be cut by cobbled paths along which you can walk. Pavilions and garden benches will be built in the park. Visitors will be able to climb here either from # 50 Rockefeller Plaza or via the footbridge from 1270 Avenue of the Americas. A special exit from the inside of the building at the ninth floor level is planned for the employees of the Radio City Music Hall.
The park is scheduled to open this fall, but so far only for Rockefeller Center employees and their guests.
Music Hall Roof Park