10 Things To Know: NYC’s Little Island
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The island is planning to open in the spring of 2021.
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The total cost is $250 million and it was funded by Barry Diller.
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The shape of the island was inspired by a leaf floating in water.
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At its highest point, the park is 63 feet above the water and it will have up to 40 ft trees.
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The park will be separated into zones that each have their own greenery, purpose and personality.
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There will be 35 species of trees, 65 species of shrubs and 270 varietals of grasses, vines & bulbs.
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The park is made of up 267 “tulip pot” modules designed by Thomas Heatherwick, the architect.
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The 700-seat amphitheater will be home to music, dance and theater events.
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The park is in the Hudson River at West 14th Street at Pier 55.
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It’s the most innovative and anticipated park project since the nearby High Line opened in 2009.
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