Gallery: Rockefeller Center’s Rooftop Gardens are a Hidden Urban Treasu...

image © David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons
Developer John R. Todd and architect Raymond Hood wanted the buildings' design to be aesthetically pleasing for the tenants and passers-by, and they felt that the formal gardens would be a special treat for the thousands of employees working in the Center.
image © David Shankbone

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  1. useful-community-develo... August 20, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing this true hidden garden. Analyzing its impact or why I even liked it, I think it’s a combination of two things: (a) while it’s a bit formal and perhaps even slightly outdated in its basic look, it’s a beautifully maintained specimen of this particular kind of garden, and (b) the stark contrast, between the building tops and the intense greenery and slightly organic shape that all plantings take on, is very pleasing to the eye.

    Thanks for putting this together for us.