E92nd Street Bonus Plaza and Terraces

New York, New York

On the steep slope of E 92nd Street, Starr Whitehouse has designed a mid-block privately owned public space (POPS). The POPS plaza complies with the NYC Planning Standards, earning the developer bonus space in the abutting residential tower, designed by Handel Architects. Approximately 63’ wide by 200’ long, the northern portion of the plaza... Continue Reading

On the steep slope of E 92nd Street, Starr Whitehouse has designed a mid-block privately owned public space (POPS). The POPS plaza complies with the NYC Planning Standards, earning the developer bonus space in the abutting residential tower, designed by Handel Architects. Approximately 63’ wide by 200’ long, the northern portion of the plaza sits atop the nearby school’s gym and locker rooms at an elevation 9’ above 93rd Street, sloping down 5’ to make a gentle connection to the sidewalk at 92nd Street. Steps and ramps along 92nd street welcome visitors into a sequence of spaces framed by woodland gardens featuring a fountain and sculpture. Custom designed steps, benches, raised planters, and water feature unify the design in a rhythm of swoops and rounded angles.