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Randall’s Island Hell Gate Bikeway

Randall's Island, New York

For the Randall’s Island Hell Gate Pathway, Starr Whitehouse once again explores the intersection of sustainable landscapes with the industrial past. Threading under the strong sweep of the Hell Gate Bridge, this pedestrian and cycling path provides Randall’s Island with a circulation spine that connects recreational uses on the island and celebrates the industrial... Continue Reading

For the Randall’s Island Hell Gate Pathway, Starr Whitehouse once again explores the intersection of sustainable landscapes with the industrial past. Threading under the strong sweep of the Hell Gate Bridge, this pedestrian and cycling path provides Randall’s Island with a circulation spine that connects recreational uses on the island and celebrates the industrial scale of the site. The beauty of the viaduct structure—its strong, tall arches—lends a majesty to the pathway experience, while fine-grained details and successional landscapes humanize the project’s mega-scale and invite individual exploration. Starr Whitehouse’s design creates a sequence of landscape experiences that explore a transect of landscapes illustrating the diverse ecology of the island: mature and emergent woodlands, successional meadows, low-lying wetlands, grasslands, and river edge. Pavement markings and signage ensure ease of navigation.