A team of internationally renowned design firms will design Governors Island’s future open space in New York, including a new park and promenade. The team includes West 8, Rogers Marvel Architects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Quennell Rothschild and SMWM.
The team was one of five finalists chosen in January 2007 by the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation (GIPEC) for a competition to plan three new open spaces on the Island: a two mile Great Promenade along the water’s edge; a new major park located on the southern half of the Island; and an improved park design within the northern Historic District. Together, this area comprises 90 acres of parkland that will provide unique outdoor recreational activities for New Yorkers. The Great Promenade and forty-acre park will provide places to relax, play sports and explore, all with an incredible view of the Statue of Liberty. In the National Historic District, visitors can continue to enjoy acres of green space that include buildings and homes dating from 1810.