Silverstein Properties Reveal ‘Wonderland Dreams’ Interactive Art Experience At 529 Fifth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan


Silverstein Properties is the latest owner-developer in Manhattan to repurpose vacant commercial space in one of its buildings into an interactive public art space. Located on the ground floor of 529 Fifth Avenue in Midtown, ‘Wonderland Dreams’ invites patrons to explore an immersive 3D painting created in partnership with artist Alexa Meade and Catching Flights.

Drawing inspiration from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the entire 26,000-square-foot venue is painted floor-to-ceiling, which the creative team hails as the largest continuous painting in the world. The space is divided into more than 20 distinct rooms with installations that range from hidden rose gardens, rooms with giant odds and ends, and a ‘living gallery’ that places guests within a picture frame. Guests will also have access to a wine and tea bar with themed small plates.

View of the ‘Enter the Keyhole to Magic’ at Wonderland Dreams – Photo by The Maxwells

View of the 'living gallery' at Wonderland Dreams - Photo by Mike Monaghan

View of the ‘living gallery’ at Wonderland Dreams – Photo by Mike Monaghan

View of an installation at Wonderland Dreams - Photo by Mike Moanghan

View of an installation at Wonderland Dreams – Photo by Mike Monaghan

View of the ground floor space at 529 Fifth Avenue before completion of Wonderland Dreams - Photo by Mettie Ostrowski

View of the ground floor space at 529 Fifth Avenue before completion of Wonderland Dreams – Photo by Mettie Ostrowski

View of an installation on the ground floor space at 529 Fifth Avenue before completion of Wonderland Dreams - Photo by Mettie Ostrowski

View of an installation on the ground floor space at 529 Fifth Avenue before completion of Wonderland Dreams – Photo by Mettie Ostrowski

“We seek to create inspiring environments for all who enter our retail spaces, and Wonderland Dreams certainly fits the bill,” said Silverstein Properties vice president Harlan Strader. “We are thrilled to host such a creative installation in the heart of Midtown, as interactive art and retail are returning and New York City’s economy and tourism continue to recover post-pandemic.”

Wonderland Dreams will open its doors to the public on October 7th. This announcement follows Silverstein Properties’ completion of a $20 million modernization of the building. Completed in partnership with design studio Architecture + Information, the scope of work included a new tenant amenity floor with a café, an outdoor terrace with communal seating, a fireplace, and a yoga room.

The project also included revitalization of a storefront previously occupied by Best Buy.

View of amenity terrace at 529 Fifth Avenue - Silverstein Properties

View of amenity terrace at 529 Fifth Avenue – Silverstein Properties

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