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Environmental Design

Hudson River interpretive masts

History and interactivity at boat landings

Developed for 11 sites in the
Hudson River Heritage Area from Albany to Manhattan Harbor,
the form of each station sug–
gests a ship’s mast, with nautical
fittings and a sturgeon-shaped
wind vane. Panels reveal river
lore, river stewardship, historical
information, aspects of the river environment, and information
directed specifically to children.
Each station has an interactive component.

Client: New York Department of Environmental Conservation


Prime consultant: Jane C. Chermayeff



Design director: Joel Katz

Designers: Joel Katz, Mary Torrieri


Consulting architect: Stuart G. Rosenberg