Open to Design Watch Members and above.
Join us for a behind-the-scenes walking tour that offers a preview of the new park on Governors Island designed by West 8, scheduled to open this fall. This 30-acre transformation includes a resilient topography with thousands of tons of new fill and laid out bike and pedestrian paths with signature curb elements—including more than 1,500 newly planted trees for the Hammock Grove.
Event Notes: This is a one-hour walking tour on a construction site; comfortable closed footwear is required. Hard hats and construction vests will be provided. Total event time, including ferry transportation, will be approximately 90 minutes.
Ferry: Arrive 15 minutes early to check in for the free 4:15 p.m. Governor’s Island ferry, departing from the Battery Maritime Building, located at 10 South Street, at the corner of South and Whitehall Streets, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in Lower Manhattan. The ferry ride is a quick seven minutes in length.
RSVP online or to the Membership Office at 212.849.8349 or firstname.lastname@example.org.