My Visit to Little Island

Tom Fox wrote an article for The Village Sun. Here’s a clip:

The pier’s landscape is magnificent and the structure itself an interesting engineering feat. The use of guy-wires to support climbing plants that will cover the exposed interlocking sheets of structural steel is ingenious.

However, this is not a water-dependent use of the Hudson River — it’s a gaggle of theaters in an estuarine sanctuary. Little Island is a symbol of contemporary noblesse oblige, with tech the new railroads or steel mills, that facilitate the accumulation of enormous wealth. Just $260 million down, and $120 million over 20 years, allowed the patron to determine the design and use of a quasi-public space in the Hudson River, blocks from his corporate headquarters.

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