Credit: Esto/Peter Aaron

Rockefeller Center

BBB’s revitalization of Rockefeller Center greatly enhances its public and retail spaces, ensuring a prosperous future for the beloved New York City landmark.

Rockefeller Center is one of America’s most significant urban spaces and an American architectural icon of the 20th century. For its most comprehensive revitalization since it was built in 1939, BBB prepared and implemented a retail and public space development plan. The merchandising concept creates an up-to-date leasing plan in a reinvented public concourse, circulation is linked directly to the exterior, and new materials bring more light to the underground retail space. All of the shopping arcades were completely rebuilt with new floors, storefronts, ceilings, and lighting, and feature an exciting mix of specialty and signature shops, restaurants, tourist attractions and entertainment spaces. The rehabilitation of Rockefeller Plaza, now closed to vehicular traffic and repaved with bluestone to improve pedestrian safety, completes the transformation of the space into an active plaza. The famed Prometheus Fountain and its red granite backdrop were also restored and remain as the focal point.

 

Client

Tishman Speyer Properties

Location

New York, NY

Size

7 million SF

Completed

1998

People

LEED AP
Associate
AIA
Associate Partner
AIA
Partner
FAIA, LEED AP
Partner
AIA
Associate Partner
AIA, LEED AP
Associate Partner