• Team: Watson Salembier
  • Client: Tishman Speyer

The Street Planting at the Rockefeller Center is an extension of our project “Rewilding the American Meadow”. The Rewilding project is expanding over the streets and offers an even larger selection of plants native from the North East of the US.
The colorful plantings are a mix of grasses and perennials that thrive with minimum maintenance and offer a spectacle of colors and textures throughout the year. This naturalistic planting design style softens the strict lines and materials of the very urban campus. The sequence of blooms has been evolving throughout Spring, Summer and Fall. We chose a range of plants that would bloom at different times over the duration of the installation. In the planters we propose a mix of grasses and perennials offerening pink and purple blooms that will shift in October towards orange and yellow tones to match the bronze color of the grasses in the fall.