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Privately Owned Public Space

Privately Owned Public SpacesCurrent Public Plaza Standards History
2007 Text Amendment 2009 Follow-up Text Amendment Inventory

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These pages present Privately Owned Public Spaces as they were described in Privately Owned Public Space: The New York City Experience, by Jerold S. Kayden, The New York City Department of City Planning, and the Municipal Art Society of New York, published by John Wiley & Sons, 2000.


privately owned public space: 120 park avenue - philip morris
Return to: Introduction or Central Midtown - Manhattan CD 5
GENERAL INFORMATION
BUILDING LOCATION
      Southwest corner of East 42nd
      Street and Park Avenue

PRIMARY BUILDING USE
      Commercial

NUMBER OF STORIES   26

YEAR COMPLETED   1982

DEVELOPER   Philip Morris

BUILDING ARCHITECT
      Ulrich Franzen

PUBLIC SPACE TYPE
      Arcade
      Covered Pedestrian Space

 ACCESS
symbol for hours Arcade: 24 hours Covered Pedestrian Space: Open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
symbol for wheelchair access Wheelchair access.
AMENITIES
GENERAL
symbol of signage Plaque/Sign
symbol for lighting Lighting provided
symbol for other information Retail frontage

ARCADE
symbol for escalators Two escalators providing access to subway station

COVERED PEDESTRIAN SPACE
symbol for artwork Sculptures from the Whitney Museum of Art, permanent collection
symbol for climate control Climate control
symbol for food service Food service adjacent to space
symbol for plants and trees Plants provided, 6 trees within the space
symbol for music programs Regular programs of informal midday performances provided by Whitney Museum of American Art
symbol for seating 246 linear feet including 126 lf of fixed benches and ledges and 48 movable chairs
symbol for tables 12 tables provided
symbol for restrooms 3 restrooms next to the space
symbol for other information Special exhibition area adjacent to the Covered Pedestrian Space used by the Whitney Museum of American Art with changing exhibits about 6 times a year
SITE PLAN
site plan for 120 park avenue

SUBWAY STATION
42nd Street-Grand Central Station: 4, 5, 6, 7 and S trains

view of the seating area at 120 park avenue

view of the entrance from 120 park avenue

view of the seating area adjacent to the arcade at 120 park avenue

Sources:
  • Jerold S. Kayden, The New York City Department of City Planning, and The Municipal Art Society of New York Privately Owned Public Space: The New York City Experience, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2000
  • New York City Department of City Planning, Manhattan Office
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