NEW YORK – Terrace On The Park, an iconic element of New York’s landscape for over half a century, has just completed a five-year renovation worth $9 million.
Originally constructed as a restaurant and heliport for the 1964 World’s Fair, Terrace On The Park, in Queens, NY, is a marvel of Modernist design, with its signature T-shaped towers soaring 120 feet above the fairgrounds, in Flushing Meadows Park.
The Penthouse, famous for its 360-degree views, is now even more elevated with new height-enhancing coffered ceilings and a re-design featuring handcrafted plaster panels, custom-built bars, LED lighting and specially-commissioned designer carpeting in cool contemporary colors.
Adjoining the Penthouse, the Rooftop has been totally reconfigured with two-tone stonework and new landscaping with LED planters, creating a breathtaking unobstructed space that makes the most of this soaring ‘garden in the sky,’ a perfect panoramic backdrop for on-site ceremonies.
Renovations in The Grand Ballroom range from rich zebra-wood panels and sconces to advanced LED-lighting that can be programmed for a practically-infinite number of customized settings and special effects and similar upgrades have been applied to the Crystal and Regency Ballrooms as well.
The interiors have been revitalized with custom carpets, drapes and polished granite stonework and have state-of-the-art technological enhancements, such as ultra-fast fiber optic Wi-Fi service, integrated video and P.A. systems that allow for multi-media presentations during all events.
Improvements have been made on the outside as well with new gardens, on the park side level and a trio of private gardens, which have been laid out for receptions, weddings and brunch events.
These three newly designed areas of the large venue along with the Rooftop Pergola and the Chapel downstairs offer five distinctive options for on-site ceremonies.
Executive Chef and Iron Chef Finalist Jose Cerqueira has taken up the catering department at Terrace On The Park, with his internationally-trained team.
“This project has involved improvements in nearly every inch of Terrace On The Park, from the front doors to our Rooftop deck and gardens,” said General Manager Bruno M. Marques.
“We have undertaken this work to preserve the heritage of this incredible piece of New York’s history, and in doing so, we have made Terrace On The Park new again for new generations of New Yorkers, with a vision for the future that is just as big and breathtaking as our views,” he added.