Turkevi Turkish Center
821 First Avenue New York, NY
Developer: Republic of Turkey
General Contractor: AECOM Tishman
Landscape Architect: Perkins Eastman
Landscaper: Sponzilli Landscape Group
The Sponzilli Landscape Group installed a rooftop terrace with custom planters and irrigations system and a crane installation of a number of larger trees and specimen trees. The landscape installation required the blowing of soil up 18 stories to support the landscape installation.
The Turkevi Turkish Center, located in Midtown East in the Turtle Bay neighborhood, is the chancery for Turkish diplomatic missions and host to Turkish cultural activities. It will consist of offices and diplomatic residences for the staff and visitors. Other amenities include a fitness center, auditorium, prayer room, passport and visa branch offices, and multiple outdoor terraces.