Thursday, April 15, 2010
Governor's Island Park will be Developed by New York City.
As a part of the announcement the City and the State together released the Governors Island Park and Public Space Master Plan, a comprehensive design for 87 acres of open green space, rejuvenating existing landscapes in the National Historic District, transforming the southern half of the island and creating a 2.2 mile Great Promenade along the waterfront."
See the design by landscape architecture firm, West 8 in this great interactive website:
All images by (Rendering by West 8 / Rogers Marvel Architects / Diller Scofidio + Renfro / Mathews Nielsen / Urban Design +)
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nice blog! i agree with your credo: good design matters greatly, and no one does it better than Mother Nature. The renderings are lovely, but I'd rather see the island go native & wild. Laissez-faire.ReplyDelete
The old buildings would be good to maintain as research and education facilities. The island is perfectly situated to study currents, tides, water quality, salinity, winds; it is a good place to monitor storm surges and water levels, to install AIS receiver station. The FLUPSY oyster project is well underway there.
And then, let people wander, in wonder...