Tracie Hervy
Three Boroughs
Randall's Island Park
New York, NY
Northern Pine
The waterfront of Randall's Island Park provides spectacular views of Manhattan and Queens. My first response to the site was to find a way of framing the skyline, but how do you do this without reducing Randall's Island to a cipher with the real point of interest lying on the other side of the river? I started thinking about the role Randall's Island plays in connecting the boroughs, but also its physical reality and the geometries created by its landforms. These elements formed the basis of the design of the frames. They are frames that help define how we see the world across the river, but their genesis is Randall's Island. When we are looking at the skyline on the other side, we are looking through Randall's Island.