The Hills at Governors Island
June 8, 2016
Conservancy members were given a sneak peek of the hills on Governors Island, set to open to the public July 19, 2016. This phase of redevelopment is focused on the construction of four hills on Governors Island’s southern end.
The four sloping hills totaling 10 acres each have a specific purpose. Some are meant for active use while others are intended to show off Governors Island’s unique vantage point. The tallest of the four, Outlook Hill, rises 70 feet over the Island and has views of the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor, and the Manhattan skyline.
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