June 25 2015

This subtle and restrained planting design proves that a little is enough to make an inviting and charming display. Texture and movement grace the large, open setting that takes advantage of an impressive vantage point on 11th Avenue overlooking the Hudson, also possessing unobstructed sitelines toward the financial district.  Subtle hints of color from stonecrop and joe-pye weed, add variation to the backdrop of grass varieties which offer a soothing sound with the flutter of their blades that sway with the slightest breeze. The sky-high setting embraces a balance of nature with modern forms and finishes, with carefully placed accent lamps offering a candle-lit like glow and a transformational ambiance from day through dusk.
Photography by Donna Dotan