2. Most People Probably Don’t Know the Level of Detail Planned into the Visitor Experience at NYBG
The Leon Levy Visitor Center was designed by Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates.
With its welcoming Visitor Center, its lovely and appropriate shop, fine book store, efficient tram, excellent maps, audio-visual tours, widespread accessibility, and its good food the NYBG has gone to unusual lengths to make its guests comfortable. The buildings are constructed of dark Hamilton New York State bluestone, wood, steel, and glass, combining, says the architect, the NYBG’s commitment to locally sourced materials with high-modern design. The idea is that the stone relates to the garden’s bedrock, the glass walls to the Haupt, and the wood to the forest.
La Casa Azul food truck prepares Mexican food in Kahlo’s spirit.
The NYBG has made most paths accessible..