east midtown waterfront

By highlighting the beautiful shapes of organic diatoms, artist Stacy Levy, working as a member of the esplanade design team, visually connects the graceful esplanade with the East River which runs beneath it. The project fills a major gap in the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway between East 53rd and East 61st Streets along the East River, providing much-desired waterfront access and open space for the East Midtown community and the public at large. Via facilitated an extensive, community-based invitational competition, design team workshops, interviews, and public presentations to select Levy for the project.

Pictured Above:

Touring the Waterfront during installation of Stacy Levy’s artwork, 2022.

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