© David Sundberg/Esto
August 11, 2015
Sundberg Photographs the Hills on Governors Island

David Sundberg toured the construction site on Governors Island recently and came back with some of the first images we’ve seen of the Hills, a new portion of the park designed by West8.

Governors Island has long been a story of re-used materials: The southern end of the island was made of fill from the excavation of the Lexington Avenue subway early in the 20th Century. These new hills are created from rubble from the old Coast Guard housing units that were razed after the island was purchased by New York City from the Federal government.

While the project won’t be open until next spring, you can see more of David’s images in his Governors Island Portfolio.

Related posts
Gray Organschi Architecture’s Common Ground School in New Haven, photographed by David Sundberg, is featured in the January issue of Architectural Record’s “Schools of the 21st Century.” The school’s mission, “to instill environmental literacy in urban kids,” follows from the ...more
35XV in New York, designed by FXFowle, photographed by David Sundberg, has received a Multifamily Housing Citation from 2016 Residential Architect Magazine Design Award. more
By The People, Designing a Better America is on view at the Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian Design Museum, in New York through February 26. David Sundberg photographed James Biber’s reconsidered and redesigned NYC Probation Office and he is pleased to ...more