Here at Mixed Bag Designs, we know how important it is to live a green and eco-friendly lifestyle. We love to hear about new projects involving recycled materials, especially when those projects will benefit the public and give them somewhere to enjoy nature. That’s why we were particularly excited to hear about a new green project (largely funded by Google chairman Eric Schmidt, no less!) breaking ground in New York City.
“The Hills” on Governor’s Island, NYC will offer visitors an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline, along with the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor. The best part? The park is made from recycled materials and will feature four new landscaped hills, all constructed from remnants of a demolished building! The park’s hills will reach as high as 80 feet high and are sure to have fantastic views. Construction kicked off on July 25 and the park plan is well underway, thanks to a generous $15 million dollar donation to The Trust for Governors Island by the executive chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt and his wife.
The park is expected to open in spring 2015 so stay tuned! Photo via The Hills