New York Post: NYC Office Buildings are Buzzing with New Green Spaces

Press 04.19.2016
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Lois Weiss – New York Post

“It’s about connecting people to daylight, and making [them feel] connected to nature,” says Cook, whose own new offices at 250 W. 57 St. will have a planted setback with waving grasses and busy beehives. (For now, the honey makers live and work at the architects’ current Chelsea digs.) “In every office building now, we are focusing on outdoor places.”
COOKFOX’s design for City Point in Brooklyn has biophilic elements and flora-filled spaces.

About the design for the Albanese Organization and Vornado Realty Trust at 512 W. 22 St., Cook says, “It is all about connecting with the High Line.” The elevated park, for its part, offers plenty of greenery. And the “healing gardens” movement holds that plants can have a calming effect and improve mental functioning. Hospitals and senior care facilities have long embraced these oases, and now, office buildings are including them.

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