Governors Island Park and Public Space

New York, NY

A 48.2-hectare (119-acre) iconic, public park in the heart of New York Harbor including Schematic Design for the entire park and public space and full design and construction of the 12.1-hectare (30-acre) Phase 1 area (comprised of Ligget Terrace, the Hammock Grove, and Play Fields), and the 6.67-hectare (14-acre) Hills, with MKA’s focus being on topography and storm drainage. MKA’s 3-D modeling provided the engineering underpinnings for "transformation through topography" of the orginally flat site. Some 227,073 m³ (297,000 yds³) of soil were imported to create new hills up to 21.3 m (70 ft) tall and, in some cases, near-vertical slopes.

ARCHITECT: West 8, with Matthews Nielsen Landscape Architects
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