Are there actually non-fake plans for Governors Island? Possibly. The city and state have announced that a Dutch firm, West 8, has been picked to design the open space on the island. It will include a two-mile promenade along the water, a park on the southern half, and a new park in the north. Don't buy the ferry ticket yet, though, the completion date is...2013.
[Renderings courtesy of West 8]
· Dutch Firm Picked to Design Governor's Island Park [Sun]
· New Fake Plans for Governors Island Unveiled [Curbed]
· West 8 Wins Governors Island [west8.com]