New York, NY— A new tree house will replace the old brick wall at the corner of Grand Central Terminal and Columbus Circle as part of a $2.7 billion renovation of the area, which has been plagued by graffiti problems for decades.
Construction is expected to begin in 2019 and is expected complete by 2021.
The $2 million project will include a 6,000 square foot treehouse, a new parking garage, new sidewalks and public art.
In addition to the new building, the city is also looking to revitalize the area as part “renovational design,” according to the New York Times.
The project, which is part of the city’s $20 billion plan to make New York’s public spaces and parks more sustainable, will also include new public spaces including a park, playground, tennis courts and a green space.
The city has previously been working to improve the area and has seen its overall graffiti problem improve significantly over the past decade.