Alexandra Lange on Adriaan Geuze

Alexandra Lange on Adriaan Geuze

Landscape master Adriaan Geuze has tweaked the topography of Governor’s Island in NYC to increase the suspense and drama of views that frame the Statue of Liberty and encompass Brooklyn, lower Manhattan, Jersey City, and Staten Island. In her first print article for the New Yorker, Alexandra Lange (LF ’14) traces the island’s transformation from an Army and Coast Guard base into an international rock star among public parks. She also describes how a boyhood “hanging around in the landscape” sparked Geuze’s love of nature and playful, unexpected infrastructure. He’s an ideal subject for a writer and critic fascinated by the way we live and play. Read “Play Ground: How a Dutch landscape architect is reinventing the park.”

Photo: Timothy Schenck for Governor's Island blog
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