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Eco-Haven: The Greening of Governor’s Island, NY

by Marquette Turner

in Design & Trends, Eco-Living, Features

As is becoming a positive trend throughout the world whereby previously unloved lands are being transformed with more than just a green-finger, Governor’s Island in New York is planned to get a seriously extreme-green makeover.

The eco-park will comprise of watercourses, restaurants, aquaria, caves for spelunking, snack bars, exhibits, a funicular and botanical centers and will be created in harmony with the landscape.Governor_Island.jpg

There are also plans to create a 10,000 seat amphitheater and you’ll be able to explore the entire park using complimentary wooden bicycles.

Designed by West 8, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Rogers Marvel Architects, the project, whilst still in the developments stages, is scheduled for a completion date of 2013.



Simon Turner

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