The Hills, New York City's Newest Big Park Will Open Ahead of Schedule

Summer 2016. That is the newly updated estimate for the completion and opening of The Hills at Governors Island, a giant park currently being built on the neglected Manhattan borough island.

The Hills on Governors Island will welcome visitors this summer — nearly a year ahead of schedule, it was announced last week — and add 10 acres of green space to the city, largely in the form of four artificial hills. Made of recycled construction debris and clean fill, the hills rise as high as 70 feet above the island, providing views of the Statue of Liberty, downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and the New York Harbor. An unseasonably warm fall contributed to faster-than-expected construction times.

Check out the full article for more info on The Hills opening.

via Next City

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