Arcade Canopy, Goldman Sachs

The slight bend of the passageway on the southern end was “already suggestive of something that would not be able to simply extrude through the space. Rather, it would have to move through the space,” says design architect Preston Scott Cohen. “Being below it, you would experience that transition, and it would be momentous.” Landscape architect Ken Smith designed a granite bench, which has become popular for people-watching.

View of the arcade canopy from the north

The arcade serves as a passageway, destination, and meeting place.

The granite bench by landscape architect Ken Smith allows people to meet and catch their breath in the arcade.

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