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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

  Note:

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. These pages are not regularly updated and do not describe all Privately Owned Public Spaces as they exist today.


privately owned public space: 825 eighth avenue - one worldwide plaza
Return to: Introduction or Clinton & Upper West Side - Manhattan CD 4 & 7
GENERAL INFORMATION
BUILDING LOCATION
      Entire block bounded by Eighth Avenue,
      Ninth Avenue, West 49th Street and       West 50th Streets

PRIMARY BUILDING USE
      Commercial/Residential

NUMBER OF STORIES
      Commerical: 49
      Residential: 15

YEAR COMPLETED   1989

DEVELOPER
      William Zeckendorf Jr.
      ZWCK Associates Jr.
      NY Communications Developers

BUILDING ARCHITECT
      Skidmore, Owings, Merril (Commercial)
      Frank Williams Associates (Residential)

PUBLIC SPACE DESIGNER
      SWA Group

PUBLIC SPACE TYPE
      Elliptical Arcades
      Subway Access Areas
      Plaza

ACCESS
symbol for hours - Subway Access Area, Plaza: Open 24 hours
- Elliptical Arcades: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
symbol for wheelchair access Wheelchair access

AMENITIES
symbol for signage Plaque/Sign:
2 double sided entry plaques
1 information plaque
symbol for lighting Lighting
symbol for trees 57 trees, of four inch caliper on the street
symbol for restrooms 2 restrooms adjacent to Plaza in the Elliptical Arcade
symbol for bicycle parking Bicycle parking: 2 racks
symbol for plants and trees - 3,967 sf of plants
- 42 trees of 5 inch caliper within the space
symbol for food service Food Service: 2 retail pavilions with eating establishments
symbol for seating - 326 movable chairs
- 468 linear feet of fixed seating without backs
- 324 linear feet of fixed seating with backs
symbol for tables 116 Tables
symbol for drinking fountain One drinking fountain
symbol for other information - 855 sf fountain
- summertime concerts in the plaza
symbol for other information 10 Litter receptacles
SUBWAY ACCESS AREAS
symbol for elevators Elevator connecting Subway Access Areas on street level to subway
symbol for escalators Escalators connecting Subway Access Areas on street level to subway
symbol for mass transit trains New subway entrances within building at West 49th and 50th Streets at Eighth Avenue including stair access
SITE PLAN
site plan for 825 eighth avenue

SUBWAY STATION
50th street station - 1, 9, e and c trains; 49th street station - n and r trains;

view of the elliptical arcade from the plaza

view of the sculptural fountain in the plaza

view of the plaza with kiosks, fountain and seating area

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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