Governors Island

Governors Island

Governors Island

Governor’s Island Park is comprised of 87 acres of green space located around a historic district and national monument on New York’s Governor’s Island.


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Masterplan
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Landscape
Marvel Architects were chosen to help create the panoramic landscape that makes the most of the site. A combination of natural and created spaces were establish a diverse visual experience along the unparalleled setting of New York Harbor. The plan features a vertical landscape, developed in part from a distortion of the city grid, and built from recycled materials taken from the island itself. Dredged-up earth from the harbor and portions of the demolished buildings form new hills that house programs and provide panoramic views
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Steeped in the natural and cultural history of the New York Harbor, Governors Island will re-emerge as a global exemplar of sustainability, a beacon for the harbor, and an icon for the city.
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The plan features a vertical landscape, developed in part from a distortion of the city grid, and built from recycled materials taken from the island itself. Dredged-up earth from the marshes and portions of the eroding buildings form new hills that house programs and provide panoramic views.
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What’s Happening on Governors Island? Exhibit 2008
Designs for the new Governors Island Park were just ramping up as this exhibit engaged local and worldwide visitors in activities designed to elicit input on what they wanted in their new park. “What’s Happening on Governors Island” welcomed visitors from the ferry at Building 110 and presented a history of the Island by way of a fifty-foot long graphic timeline and a Welcome Wall showing proposed designs.
Year
2016
Location
Governor’s Island, New York
Client
The Trust For Governors Island
Typology
Park /Recreation, Ecological Design
Size
40 Acres
Design Team
Guido Hartray, Jonathan Marvel, Lissa So, Tim Fryatt
Consultants
Associated Architect with the West 8 Team
Awards
ASLA NY Award of Merit, AIA NYC Honor Award
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