Trygve Lie Plaza
Designed for NYC Parks Department.
Trygve Lie was the first elected Secretary General of the United Nations. This long, narrow plaza across from the main UN building was named for him when it was first acquired by NYC in 1948, and it had not been reconstructed since that time.
The site came with several major challenges, including a busy avenue on one side, an enormous high-rise residential tower on the other, and large steam lines running underneath. Our design addresses these elements, and seeks to revitalize the space for residents as well as the many tourists in the area.
- Location: New York, NY
- Status: Construction Pending
- Budget: $1.8m