Now here’s an amazing idea for utilizing NYC’s ample rooftop spaces!
A proposal is out to turn the rooftop of the famed Radio City Musical Hall into a beautiful Park for tenants of the building to enjoy — with a skybridge connecting it to Rockefeller Center.
And apparently this isn’t actually a new idea. Photos presented to the Landmark Preservation Committee at this week’s meeting show the roof used as a hangout spot for office employees in the ’30s and ’60s — featuring anything from a tennis court to shuffleboard to cafe-style seating with umbrellas!
The new renderings promise a lush green space with plenty of trees, grass and relaxing pathways.
The plans, by company G3 Architecture, were presented to the Committee since the Radio City building is landmarked on both the inside and the outside, and it will require construction for the skybridge to connect the buildings. The bridge itself was actually just approved in today’s (March 16) meeting. Interestedly enough, neither the park nor the bridge will be visible to pedestrians below, which was a important of the approval, according to 6sqft.
The skybridge will be on the 10th floor of 1270 Avenue of the Americas and connect through to 50 Rockefeller Center.
You can take a look at the specific plans yourself here if interested!
featured image source: Landmark Preservation Committee Presentation