Thursday, April 15, 2010

Governor's Island Park will be Developed by New York City.

"Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Governor David A. Paterson, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and State Senator Daniel L. Squadron today announced an agreement on the long-term development, funding and governance of Governors Island in which New York City will have primary responsibility to develop and operate the island.

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 +)

1 comment:

  1. 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.

    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...


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