the urban garden room
the urban garden room is the first permanent installation of a living sculpture. the durst organization commissioned margie ruddick and wrt to create a winter garden for the bank of america tower, at one bryant park. working with artist/sculptor dorothy ruddick, we created an immersive green environment that is designed to make you feel like you have stepped into the natural world of the city. you can walk through the space, among four sculptures that range in hieght from the 25-foot high arch to a seven-foot high vertical, and take in the mosaic of plantings established by mosaiculture international de montreal, the canadian firm that fabricated the sculpture.
the sculptural form was inspired by the clients' desire to have something "natural" in the winter garden; by the tunnels and vertical surfaces of central park; and by the scent and feel of the fern canyons of oregon.
the urban garden room interior space