A series by Karrie Jacobs that explores the emergence of spaces that are part manmade and part natural, from a sensor-packed hill in the New York Harbor to manmade rivers in East Texas.
A greener Garden State could keep 20 million New York-area residents above water.
The manmade hills of Staten Island's Freshkills Park are inarguably beautiful, but they're also indicative of the disposability of the post-war American way of life. Karrie Jacobs explains, while taking us through the new, 2,200-acre park.
In East Texas, Jeff Henry has created a network of infinite artificial rivers at his family’s chain of water parks, Schlitterbahn. Think of it as nature well-suited for a generation raised on electronically enabled instant gratification
The Hills on Governors Island are a perfect example of the hallmark of 21st century design: objects that are hybrids, part manmade and part natural. Karrie Jacobs examines the engineering behind the landscape.