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For immediate release:
June 4, 2010

Contact:
Elizabeth Rapuano, (212) 440-2205

The Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation Announces Park and Public Space Master Plan Available Online for Public Comment

The Governors Island Park and Public Space Master Plan is now available online at www.govislandpark.com, the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation (GIPEC) today announced. The public can view the entire plan and provide their feedback by posting comments on the website. A team led by the landscape architecture firm West 8 designed the plan. The West 8 team includes Rogers Marvel Architects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, and Urban Design +.

GIPEC welcomes the public's response to the Park and Public Space Master Plan. This input will continue over the life of the project, and will guide the plan as moves into its next stages.

The Park and Public Space Master Plan was created with extensive input from New Yorkers. In 2008 and 2009, meetings, workshops, interactive exhibits, an online display of design proposals, and the Governors Island blog showcased the West 8 team's ideas and provided opportunities for the public to give their thoughts. Thousands contributed their ideas.

In addition to the website, the Park and Public Space Master Plan will be exhibited in Building 110 on the Island and in the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan beginning on June 5, when the Island opens to the public.

About the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation (GIPEC)
The Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation (GIPEC) is responsible for the planning, redevelopment, and ongoing operations for 150 acres of Governors Island. GIPEC seeks to bring Governors Island back to life, making this island at the center of New York Harbor a destination with great public open space, as well as future education, not for profit and commercial facilities. For more information please visit www.govisland.com.