In advance of the 7 train extension expected later this year, a new park that surrounds the station entrances has opened to the public. Designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, this is the first phase of the eventual 4-acre park that will extend from West 33rd to West 39th Streets and is bounded by 10th and 11th Avenues. Phase one extends to West 36th Streets, with the northern second phase yet to be built. Besides ample bench and table seating, there are lawns, fountains, a structure that houses restrooms and a kiosk, and a playground. The subway entrances have been designed by Dattner Architects and will open later this year with the 7 train extension.
Landscape Architects: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc.; Architects: Dattner Architects; Program: Park, Transit; Location: Hudson Yards, New York, NY; Completion: 2015.