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The design of New York’s Governors Island dramatically transformed this once-abandoned island from a utilitarian windswept military base into a vibrant, resilient and thriving mixed-use destination. The recently opened Hills represent the culmination of the Park and Public Space Master Plan, a 10-year planning process for the 172-acre island. Today, Governors Island is a major festival and events destination, a tourist draw within the region, and a public park for all New Yorkers. 

Architect: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture

Tour Guide: Claire Agre, Principal, West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture

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Organized by
24 Governors Island The Hills West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture Timothy Schenck
Tuesday, 10/24
12pm to 2pm
Governors Island - The Hills
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