Via Filippo Civinini 69 Roma 00197
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NEW YORK - selected
A greenway about 2km long is the functional infrastructure to an alternative path on the East River. The lane runs the length of 33 blocks, with 20 platforms on the water along the way. Seven entrances to three pre-existing pedestrian areas provide access to the greenway dedicated exclusively to pedestrians, cyclists, and other forms of alternative transportation. To act as protagonists along the way are the five hills (standing for the five boroughs of New York City), each the size of a city block, entirely covered by large trees, they evoke the image that appeared to Henry Hudson in 1609 when for the first time he saw Mannahatta, "the island of many hills," as the natives living there called it. Through a careful selection of indigenous trees, the project aims to create a natural habitat, an ecological corridor for animal and plant species and an unspoiled environment for those who pass through it.