LPC Approves Tishman Speyer’s Rooftop Park at Manhattan’s Radio City Music Hall

Rendering of Radio Park - Image by @binyanstudios, courtesy of Tishman SpeyerRendering of Radio Park - Image by @binyanstudios, courtesy of Tishman Speyer

In an exciting reveal, the Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved plans from Tishman Speyer to construct a lush rooftop park above Radio City Music Hall and a pedestrian bridge connecting the property to 1270 Avenue of the Americas.

Designed with G3 Architecture Interior Planning, the 24,000-square-foot park will debut as Radio Park perched atop the building’s eighth floor. When complete, the park will feature dense landscaping throughout, meandering pathways, pavilions, seating, and passive recreation areas.

Visitors will be able to access the park from both 50 Rockefeller Plaza and 1270 Avenue of the Americas. This includes those working in the office spaces of the adjacent building.

Rendering of Radio Park - Courtesy of Tishman Speyer

Rendering of Radio Park – Image by @binyanstudios, courtesy of Tishman Speyer

Roof plan for Radio Park - Courtesy of Tishman Speyer

Roof plan for Radio Park – Image by @binyanstudios, courtesy of Tishman Speyer

Aerial view of undeveloped conditions at Radio City Music Hall roof - Courtesy of Tishman Speyer

Aerial view of undeveloped conditions at Radio City Music Hall roof – Rendering of Radio Park – Image by @binyanstudios, courtesy of Tishman Speyer

Proposals to construct the park and sky bridge were presented to the commission on Tuesday, March 16 in a public virtual hearing.

“As we continue to reimagine our physical spaces and the experiences, we can offer at Rockefeller Center, we are thrilled that the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved our proposal, which dates back to the earliest days of Rockefeller Center’s conception,” said a representative speaking on behalf of Tishman Speyer. “During this time when outdoor access is important, it is especially meaningful to be able to provide an additional 24,000 square feet of green space at the Center.”

Radio Park arrives as the latest component of Tishman Speyer’s efforts to restore and invigorate Rockefeller Plaza and its surrounding properties. While the developer has not announced when construction might begin, the park is expected to open this fall.

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7 Comments on "LPC Approves Tishman Speyer’s Rooftop Park at Manhattan’s Radio City Music Hall"

  1. Rooftop pocket parks might be novel, but doesn’t Manhattan have enough pocket parks already?

  2. Kristian:

    No need to worry. This is for building tenants only.

  3. Diane Williams | March 19, 2021 at 12:46 pm | Reply

    Tishman Speyer
    Another park for the privilege
    Why not construct a park in one of NYCHA departments
    If you really wanted to do something for many Children
    that have a half a park or no park at all

    • I agree, but I can already see it getting ruined unless it had great maintenance. I grew up in NYCHA, so this would be nice for tenants.

  4. As someone who works in mid-town I can assure you there can never be enough pocket parks.

  5. Diane,
    Tishman is running a for profit business.
    How about you and you’re family donate and build a park?
    This is Yimby. Pro-development and pro-capitalism.

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