Completed: Urban Terrace with Stunning Central Park Views / by PFI

 June 2014: What a difference a few months makes. (West side)

June 2014: What a difference a few months makes. (West side)

 February 2014: Waiting for the snow to melt, so we can get started. (West side)

February 2014: Waiting for the snow to melt, so we can get started. (West side)

 May 2014: Ethereal foggy night during installation. (North side)

May 2014: Ethereal foggy night during installation. (North side)

Landscape Design: Michael Tull, Vice President of Design
Landscape Installation: MacKenzie Sharp, Landscape Production Manager
Support: Team PFI
Priceless view: By others
Details: 1200 SF private NYC rooftop terrace design for a corporate client's new office overlooking Central Park. The new floor surface was raised and leveled 3 - 6" above the existing roof surface with Bison ipe tiles in custom herringbone pattern, and Hanover concrete pavers. Raising the floor surface removed the need to step over the threshold to exit the interior space, as well as improving the view over the parapet. Lightweight, but durable fiberglass planters by one of our favorite fabricators contain plantings of boxwood, hydrangea, and magnolia. Floor-grade planting beds utilizing green roof soil and drainage technology are planted with a mix of flowering perennials, grasses, and ground cover. Climbing hydrangea flanking the four exterior doors are supported by stainless steel Jakob system wire trellises anchored into the building facade. Michael Tull designed ipe benches and stone-topped tables on steel bases for each end of the long, L-shaped terrace. Other details include FX LED lighting system with wireless controller, Janus et Cie chairs, with wood block tables, sanded and repainted railing.