Trees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art: New York, New York 2015
New trees along 5th Avenue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art plaza in New York, New York during their second growing season.
In 2013, 4,180 Silva Cell frames and 2,250 Silva Cell decks were installed beneath the new plaza to support 92 new trees that were planted as part of a major redesign of what is arguably one of the most popular public spaces in New York City. The Silva Cell system also allows the trees and soil to manage stormwater on-site, providing significant relief to the city's sewer system.
Once mature, the new trees contribute alongside the newly installed parasols to shade 40% of the plaza, reducing the surface temperature by up to 25 degrees Fahrenheit.