West Harlem Piers Park opens in NY City

“Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Governor David A. Paterson, Congressman Charles B. Rangel, and Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert C. Lieber today joined community leaders and elected officials to celebrate the opening of West Harlem Piers Park. The $20 million, two-acre park connects West Harlem to the Hudson River greenway and features a docking pier, a fishing pier, bicycle and pedestrian paths and landscaped open space.”

SOURCE: City of New York

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Re:Vision – Dallas announces Winners

The following winners of Re:Vision Dallas have been announced

Atelier Data & MOOV – Lisbon, Portugal

David Baker and Partners Architects and Fletcher Studio – San Francisco, CA

Little – Charlotte, North Carolina

Re:Vision – Dallas stated that

“The winners of Re:Vision Dallas have created plans that challenged us, engaged us and inspired us.

And their ideas, from local materials and vegetated screens to integrated greenways, will shape how people will live and work here in the future. Take a look at this visionary thinking. And watch how  ideas become reality in the months ahead.”

Go to the SOURCE: Re:Vision – Dallas website to see the winners designs

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First phase Pegaso Park completed – West 8

West 8 report

“The public space for the new business area Pegaso Park, West 8 designed for Inmobiliaria Urbanitas, has recently been completed. For the first time in Spain, the public space defines the quality of a business development for offices, retail, hotels and service buildings. The concept consists of various public spaces which create a clear address for the new enterprises and, at the same time, give the entire space a distinct identity, using the tools of landscape and urban design.”

SOURCE: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture / news / First phase Pegaso Park completed

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$10 Million Gift for High Line Project – ArtsBeat Blog – NYTimes.com

NYTimes.com reports

“The media mogul Barry Diller and the fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg have made a $10 million challenge grant to the High Line, the former elevated railway along the Hudson River that is being converted into a landscaped walkway. “I fell in love with the project, with the place,” Ms. Von Furstenberg said in a telephone interview. “It’s a beautiful green ribbon that will travel from Gansevoort to the Javits Center.”…..”

read the full article @ the SOURCE: NYTimes.com – $10 Million Gift for High Line Project

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Uprising at Landscape Institute – Building Design

Building Design reports

“No-confidence vote in trustees sought over loss of facilities
Landscape architects are backing a vote of no confidence against senior managers at the Landscape Institute, claiming financial mismanagement.”

Read more at the SOURCE: Building Design – Uprising at Landscape Institute

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