We were able to ask a lot of questions. For me the practical often surfaces before the aesthetic. "What is the maintenance plan?"
"That is a good question. We don't know yet."
Having learned the hard way. Maintenance is just as important as design. Build it and they will come, but if you don't figure before you build it, how to take care of, you find yourself in a real mess.
Governors Island is an amazing addition to New York. It's a world away from the city, but within spitting distance. The same can be said of Randall's Island, but with one big difference. Governors Island has no cars. And although the expected quiet is disrupted by the helicopter pad close by, it's still unlike any other green space available to New Yorkers.
The West 8 vision may not be bucolic, but it has a pastoral charm.