1250 Broadway, 27th Floor New York, NY 10001


The construction of One Vanderbilt – soon to be the second-tallest skyscraper to grace the NYC skyline – is now underway. (You’ll find this “Cloudbuster,” right next to Grand Central Terminal on 42nd Street.)

SL Green Realty recently released some renderings which show the inclusion of a $220 million pedestrian plaza which will be used to accommodate the building’s tenants, visitors, as well as the 750,000 commuters who use the adjoining station, each day.

“The 14,000- square-foot plaza features five raised planters anchored by honey locust trees.” And traffic heading south on Vanderbilt “will be diverted west on 43rd Street,” reads the New York Post.

While another outdoor plaza is certainly what the area needs, One Vanderbilt will not offer any seating areas, apparently under the guise of ensuring “optimal pedestrian flow and movement.” (Plazas with seating encourages “loitering;” something that SL Green clearly doesn’t want.)

The plaza pales in comparison to the skyscraper, which will offer state-of-the-art amenities, as well as a 4,000 square foot transit hall -- which is all expected to open in 2022.

To read to full report on the One Vanderbilt update, please read here: https://nypost.com/2020/02/03/midtown-tower-one-vanderbilt-will-make-grand-central-area-a-pedestrian-haven/