Carnegie Hill III at 1510 Lexington Avenue is the third in a series of residential buildings on E 98th Street in Manhattan SLCE Architects WDLA designed a courtyard and two landscaped terraces on the 2nd and 18th floors to complement the 310,000 SF modernist building.
The ground level courtyard features outdoor sofas, chairs, tables and multi-level planters, carefully arranged to divide the space into intimate outdoor rooms. On the second floor, private terraces are tucked into a large green roof system. The 18th floor terrace comprises a spectacular combination of outdoor rooms and varied gathering spaces. The undulating paths, a combination of unit pavers and stone aggregate, are punctuated with seating alcoves complete with Adirondack chairs and chaise lounges in small groupings of two or three. The densely planted raised berms around these seating areas provide enclosure and privacy creating an ideal escape from the surrounding city environment.