As winter approaches, the work of Piet Oudolf becomes more beautiful, both on the HighLine, and at Battery Park City. Piet Oudolf believes in allowing plants to die, and to enjoy how the plants look, in their dormant state. This approach to gardening allows for a more natural looking garden, and is more appropriate to cities who need to find more sustainable ways of maintaining public garden spaces.
As New York City recouperates from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, we all look forward to enjoying a normal winter. Hopefully our politicians can begin to agree about issues such as global warming, and we will even see progress made in all American cities toward sustainable landscape design.
Since 1990, hMa have been the Master Plan Architects for Battery Park City's North Neighborhood. In that capacity, the firm overviewed the development of over one million square feet of landscape, and residential design.
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