GKV ArchitectsGKV Architects


Childs Restaurant + Ford Amphitheater

Coney Island, NY

85,000 square feet

GKV was commissioned to restore the exterior of the abandoned Childs Restaurant, reviving it for the Coney Island community. The structure features an open restaurant on the ground floor and a rooftop terrace with seating. The exterior of the building shows several arched windows that are illuminated at dark to highlight the details and intricacy of the artistic features that cover the building. The famous "Ford Amphitheater" also extends out of the Childs Restaurant, while also neighboring a new public park featuring a boardwalk. GKV designed the 5,000 seat Amphitheater as well.