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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: metrotech center
Return to: Introduction or Downtown Brooklyn - Brooklyn CD 2
GENERAL INFORMATION
BUILDING LOCATION
    Bounded by Jay Street, Tech Place,
    Bridge Street, Tillary Street,
    Flatbush Avenue, Duffield Street and
    Willoughby Street

PRIMARY BUILDING USE
    Commercial/Community Facility

NUMBER OF STORIES   Varies

YEAR COMPLETED   1990

DEVELOPER
    Forest City Metro Tech Associates

BUILDING ARCHITECT
    Haines Lundberg Waehler
    Skidmore Owings & Merrill
    Swanke Hayden Connell

PRINCIPAL PUBLIC SPACE DESIGNER
    The Ehrenkrantz Group & Eckstut

PUBLIC SPACE TYPE
    Commons and Public Area

ACCESS
symbol for hours Open 24 hours except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years
symbol for wheelchair access Wheelchair access

AMENITIES
GENERAL
Plaque/Sign: 6
symbol for trees Trees on street counted in "Trees within Space"
FLATBUSH COURT
symbol for ights 10 post lanterns
symbol plants and trees - 1 large seasonal display planter next to Flatbush Court
- 16 Saucer Magnolia
symbol for litter receptacles 3 Litter receptacles
JAY PLAZA
symbol for lights 5 post lanterns
symbol for plants and trees - 3 large planters with seasonal flower displays
- 14 London Plane
symbol bench 1 bench
symbol trains Stair access to subway
symbol for other information - Newstand and trellis
- Security
symbol for litter receptacles 2 Litter receptacles
MYRTLE PROMENADE
symbol for lights 30 post lanterns, 2 wall bracket lights
symbol for plants - large central seasonal display planter, 5 smaller seasonal planters, Myrtle as ground cover
- 44 London Plane
symbol for benches 108 benches
symbol for litter receptacles 15 Litter receptacles
PROJECT PERIMETER
symbol for lights 34 post lanterns
symbol for benches 38 benches
symbol for trees 204 trees including:
  • 75 Red Maple
  • 126 London Plane
  • 3 Sargent Cherry
symbol for litter receptacles 26 Litter receptacles
THE COMMONS
symbol for art work Sculpture pedestal
symbol for lights 32 post lanterns
symbol for benches 36 benches
symbol for fountain 1 drinking fountain
symbol for trees and plants - 2 grass lawns
- trees within space:
  • 96 Honey Locust
  • 22 Sargent Cherry
  • 28 Red Maple
  • 2 Saucer Magnolia
symbol for litter receptacles 14 Litter receptacles
PUBLIC AREAS IN ARCADES
symbol for lights Lighting: pendant lanterns
SITE PLAN
site plan for metrotech center

SUBWAY STATION
jay street borough hall station - a, c and f trains

view of seasonal plants at flatbush court/myrtle promenade at metrotech

view of myrtle promenade at metrotech

view of flatbush court and the commons at metrotech

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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