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A Unique Parkland Will Appear Under the Feet of Statue of Liberty


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New York unique stone jungle attracts the unbelievable crowds of tourists. There is so much written about the city's main sight - Statue of Liberty, that every self-respecting traveler bounds it in honor to visit the city of his dreams at least once in his life. The New York authorities support the flow of tourists in every possible way and still do not forget about the citizens.

And what do the citizens of metropolises lack? Fresh air, of course. But there is so little room in the cities. . . In this connection the New York authorities decided to make a present for citizens and together with this to work out a new tourist route. The elegant solution lay literally under the feet. There is a long-suffering Governors Island situated at a small distance from the Statue of Liberty. Long-suffering because for about 10 years no one knew what to do with it. One can only imagine the investment potential of this island, which affords a breath-taking view over New York! However, the city's authorities decided not to build it up with up-market real estates, but to create the most modern city park in the world. So, soon, there will appear a new must-visit place in New York.

The tender for park construction was won by the Dutch architectural company West 8. Its project of island's transformation is really impressive. The Dutch have showed up on the Governors Island already in the VII century. It is no wonder that there are still lots of historical buildings left on the island, though they are concentrated only on one part of the island - the rest of the space will be occupied by the amazing parkland. Except for those who are just willing to take rest in the open air, ideological eco-tourists will also be attracted. The thing is that there will be an artificial environment created on the island, reminding closely of wilderness. The group of designers from all over the world under the guidance of West 8 managed to fit into the small area the artificial hills, lakes and bogs. Here one could have a ride on the free uniquely constructed bicycles. These two-wheeled will have their frames made of wood.

The authors of the project reasonably call future park the new spin in the field of building the city parks. Fantastically curving alleys climb the hills and then turn out to be the bridges hanged over the bogs. . . Far and by, one can sure take a rest in almost wild natures lap.

About 400 million dollars will be put up in the project. One should necessarily see the Governors Island, when visiting New York in 2012. Namely by that time the Dutch promise to fully bring their idea to life.

New York is a magnificent city , worth visiting even if you are a fan of peace and rest. It's rhythm of live is enchanting and many people say that it never sleeps.

Iuri Tarabanov writes about interesting travel experiences. His travel advice site is


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