Little Island in NYC redefines the idea of what a park is. When Thomas Heatherwicks was asked to contemplate designing a park on the Hutson river, he threw away his original idea of a typical, flat, fancy-shaped, and wavy park. And created something much more 3D and unique. Heatherwich created something that would surround visitors with park scape and remove them from the city. "As Heatherwick sees it," “You get a more dynamic relationship between pier and edge.” With a 687 seat auditorium, a smaller 200 seat stage, more than 400 species of trees and plants in order to create a lush landscape environment, and when you look at the aerial photos, I'd say he managed to do just that.