This is the last in a series of perfectly skateable Sixth Avenue spots. The two stand-out obstacles are the wedge-styled handicap ramps leading up to the plaza with ledges running straight over them. There's two, one for each side, although the frontside for regular side is slightly longer than the backside one. Over the years, they have been broken in with wax and grinds, so you'll only need a slight waxing to skate it. These same ledges form a ledge-next-to-stairs set-up on the other side. The ledges start out at about three feet before the steps start. Also in the center of the plaza is a long granite ledge that is only slideable. It can be used either as a ledge or a manual pad. Everything in the plaza is on perfectly smooth ground, free of any cracks or rough spots.
Alongside the 54th Street side of the building there is a series of well-painted concrete benches that are movable with several people. Right in front of Sixth Avenue, along the fountain is a four-foot wide, thirty-foot long granite manual pad that starts out at curb height and drops off when it's around a foot-and-a-half in height.