2. Sunken Garden, Chase Manhattan Bank Plaza (1961-64)

Sunken Garden by Isamu Noguchi Untapped Cities AFineLyne

The sloped ground of the installation Sunken Garden is composed of 27,000 four-inch-quart granite stones from Vermont. In true Noguchi style, it has the feeling of a Zen garden, with its cobblestone pathways. In the summer, the garden acts as a fountain. It remains dry in the winter. Sunken Garden is located at 28 Liberty Street, formerly known as One Chase Manhattan Plaza.