Design Observer: The New Public Landscapes of Governors Island

An aerial view of New York Harbor with Governors Island at the center (photo from

Design Observer’s Brian Davis interviewed Adriaan Geuze, the principal of West 8 and the lead designer of the Governors Island Park and Public Space Master Plan about his approach to designing these new spaces in the middle of New York Harbor.

Adriaan outlines his vision of the Island and how West 8’s design accentuates the Island’s natural attributes, location and views, and how the new park and public spaces will make the Island a destination to which visitors will return again and again.

Read the full interview.

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2 Responses

  1. Hi

    I don’t see the Brooklyn ferry for the upcoming season, is it a typo or is it discontinued ??

    Thank you

    • Updated ferry schedules from both Manhattan and Brooklyn for the 2011 public access season will be posted soon. Please check back for updated information as we get closer to opening day, May 27.

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