Phase 1 of Governors Island design completed

Last month the first phase of Governors Island was officially completed. The master plan, designed by West 8 following an international competition, is being built out in several phases. The Trust for Governors Island is leading this ambitious redevelopment of the 180 acre island on the southern tip of Manhattan – with public space and parks at the core of the plan. West 8 beat … Continue reading Phase 1 of Governors Island design completed

Planting the new Governors Island park

The new 30 acre park on Governors Island, New York, is taking shape. As reported in the New York Times this weekend, the design by Landscape Architects West 8 offers views across the bay while simultaneously playing with elevations and landforms. The island that sits just off the southern tip of Manhattan is managed by The Trust for Governors Island. It is open to the public throughout … Continue reading Planting the new Governors Island park