cultural landscape report kicks off for Green-Wood Cemetery, iconic open space in Brooklyn

December 19, 2016

Green-Wood Cemetery is a national historic treasure offering rolling hills of verdant lawn and winding tree-lined streets of a grand scale in Brooklyn, New York City. As with many of New York’s open spaces, Hurricane Sandy ravaged Green-Wood’s mature trees, ripping them from the ground, but in turn presented the Cemetery with an opportunity to move one step closer toward its contemporary emergence as an arboretum. Rhodeside & Harwell is leading a multi-disciplinary team to provide the Cemetery with guidelines to uphold the historic integrity of an early nineteenth century designed landscape, while accommodating future opportunities for a modern cemetery.


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