Bryant Park

New York City, New York U.S.A.

Project Facts

  • Before its 1979-1992 renovation, Bryant Park’s poor design caused it to be overwhelmed by drug use and criminal activity.
  • The redesign of Bryant Park pioneered research that showed how design impacts human behavior. The new park is a model for how public places can facilitate human interaction.
  • The park renovation, completed in 1992, functions as a green roof for an underground portion of the New York Public Library.
  • A private, non-profit company supplies all the funding for Bryant Park and also manages park maintenance and event programming.


  • Urban
  • Re-development Plan
  • Park
  • Green Roof

Environmental Benefits

  • Reduces CO2 Emissions
  • Reduces Urban Heat
  • Salvages Materials