Gallery: OLIN Unveils Plans for a New Public Plaza for the Metropolitan...

The steps in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art are one of the most grand and iconic landmarks in the city, but the plaza surround the massive staircase is anything but: the sidewalk is crumbling, the fountains barely work, and the trees are dying. At a meeting last week, landscape architecture firm OLIN unveiled its plans to revamps the Met‘s four-block public plaza for the first time in 40 years. The Philadelphia-based design team plans to transform the space between 80th and 84th Streets into a more pleasing, eco-friendly area with new seating, tree-shaded paths, museum-run vendors, and energy-efficient lighting.

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