For the last weekend of access to Governors Island this season, the ongoing construction of the Hills was opened up to the public for a preview. Part of the multi phase landscape design by West 8, the project includes four hills at the south end of the island that range in height from 28 to 82 feet. Visitors were able to climb to the top of the highest hill to experience the spectacular views of the park and the skylines of New Jersey and New York. The $36 million project has been funded in part by Google's CEO Eric Schmidt and his wife, Wendy. Completion of the project is slated for sometime next year.
Landscape Architect: West 8; Program: Park; Location: Governors Island, New York, NY; Completion: 2016.