Governors Island

Governors Island

Finalists Selected for Governors Island Climate Research Center

Four teams will submit detailed proposals for a new climate research and education center on New York's Governors Island.

December 30, 2021 - The Architect's Newspaper

Governors Island - South Island Rezoning

Rezoning for Governors Island Approved

A mix of new development focused on future needs and new tools for preservation are included in the rezoning package for the south end of Governors Island approved by the New York City Council in May.

June 2, 2021 - Urbanize New York

New York City

Massive Climate Research Center Planned for Governors Island, Rezoning Now Included

A speculative but exceedingly ambitious plan is pressing for air time in New York City.

September 22, 2020 - The New York Times

Governors Island

A 'Climate Change Laboratory' on Governors Island

New York City is seeking proposals for transforming Governors Island into a "living laboratory" for climate change resilience.

October 9, 2019 - The New York Times

Governors Island

Proposal for the Future of New York's Governors Island

The island's 40-acre park is a recreational destination, but waterfront advocates would like to see more use of Governor Island's shoreline and maritime infrastructure.

May 15, 2019 - Crain's New York Business

Governors Island

A Trip to NYC's Spectacular New Governors Island

Governors Island in NYC recently reopened after a massive remake into a park that can only be reached by ferry. The park is reviewed by former Empire State Development Corp. VP Carol Berens.

August 31, 2016 - UrbDeZine

The Hills of Governors Island

New York City Moving Beyond Manhattan

Citing several recent projects, Alan G. Brake argues that New York City is developing an urban identity that no longer transmits every experience through the lens of Manhattan.

August 2, 2016 - Dezeen

The Hills of Governors Island

The Power of Prospect: A First Look at the Hills of Governors Island

In the tradition of great urban landscapes, the Hills of Governors Island will soon challenge the status quo and create a dynamic new type of park for all people to enjoy.

May 19, 2016 - Mark Hough

Governors Island

The Leadership Behind the Rebirth of Governors Island in New York

Leslie Koch, the president and chief executive of the Trust for Governors Island, in the Hills on Thursday. After leading the trust for a decade, she is announcing her retirement.

May 12, 2016 - The New York Times

Returning Big Ideas to Planning in New York

Urban Omnibus declares the visionary work of the Speculation Studio at Columbia University an overdue evolution in architectural education.

January 16, 2012 - Urban Omnibus

Proposal Dreams of New York Development Connecting Island to Mainland

The Center for Urban Real Estate unveiled a proposal to connect Lower Manhattan and Governors Island with landfill to spur development in the area. The connection would generate $16.7 billion of revenue for the city, the center estimates.

November 23, 2011 - The New York Times

Giving an Identity and Purpose to Governors Island

The New York Times takes a look at plans to redesign Governors Island, control of which was recently take over by the City of New York.

April 14, 2010 - The New York Times

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