New pedestrian plaza at 1 Vanderbilt
Friday, August 13, 2021
The new pedestrian plaza at 1 Vanderbilt, next to Grand Central Terminal, is now open to the public. What used to be a dingy alley is now a pleasant place to walk and sit, with a decorative sidewalk, greenery and more room to walk. This public space was part of the supertall 1 Vanderbilt construction project and was made possible by the Greater East Midtown Rezoning of 2017. The rezoning permits taller office buildings in exchange for new or improved public spaces and transportation improvements.