Governors Island is a 172-acre island in New York Harbor, with spectacular views and vibrant open spaces. In 2014, the once abandoned island was transformed into a destination and landmark with year-round recreation, art and culture, and special events.
Classic Stone worked closely with West 8, a premier landscape architecture firm in New York, to source and supply granite cobbles for phase 1 of the project. This phase encompasses the Liggett Terrace, a six-acre plaza; Hammock Grove, a ten-acre green space with play areas and hammocks; and the Play Lawn, 14 acres of recreation and relaxation space with ball fields and cycleways. New welcome areas were also added at the island’s ferry landings.
The paving design incorporated over 3,000 sqft of granite cobbles in a gray color scheme for a historical and timeless look. A charming pattern was created with a mix of square and rectangular sizes throughout the new development. The natural stone cobbles will provide the durability and low maintenance required for such a high-traffic public space.
The island welcomes nearly one million visitors annually and was recently featured on TIME’s 2018 list of the World’s 100 Greatest Places.