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the stage

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incredible event


The 550 Garden

Why we
love it

One of the most thoughtful green spaces in the city at the foot of one of the most iconic buildings, this outdoor area is covered by a 70' tall glass canopy, with surroundings of terraced greenery and naturally curved inlets ("eddies") for unique observational seating. It's modern, it's iconic, it's natural, it's urban.
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The 550 Garden

Snøhetta led the redesign of the public realm and exterior renovations to 550 Madison, the postmodern landmark in Midtown Manhattan.

Originally built in 1984 for single-tenant occupancy, the reimagined tower and public space renew this icon as a state-of-the-art, multi- tenant office tower, a model of sustainable adaptive reuse for the contemporary workforce and ever-changing city. The design re-envisions the building’s public space as an expanded, densely vegetated Garden. The transformation draws upon the building’s architectural heritage, the activity of the neighborhood, and the natural history of the region.

One-half acre in size connecting the adjacent streets, the leafy landscaped Garden is visible from the street and framed through the vast 60-foot-high retail spaces with views of The Garden on both the ground and mezzanine retail floors.

Amenities & Petals
Styles at The 550 Garden

  • Amenities

    • handicap-accessibleHandicap Accessible
    • in-house-av-techIn-House Av/Tech
    • outdoor-spaceOutdoor Space
    • wireless-internetWireless Internet
    • gardenGarden
    • tables-chairsTables & Chairs
  • Styles

    • classyClassy
    • historicHistoric
    • iconicIconic
    • modernModern
    • wide-openWide Open
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The 550 Garden Map

550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022

To get started planning your event, contact:

Contact: 212.727.2424

Email: celebratefood@greatperformances.com


Fabulous celebrations!

Thanks for a fabulous event! It went great and I appreciate [the Great Performances] staff.
– Vera D.

You’re a star! I was so pleased with everything. The food was fabulous. You kept sending it out. You had the perfect amount of staff. Can’t thank you enough and I look forward – very much – to working with you in the future!

– Victoria W.

The evening was everything we could hope for and more. I loved every minute working with and we will be reaching out when future events pop up.

– Yvonne G.

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