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Take a look at a new aerial footage to see how work is progressing at the West Kowloon construction site and how the first major venues – the Xiqu Centre, opening at the end of this year, Freespace, opening in 2019, and the M+ Museum – are taking shape. Opening of the First Phase of West 8's core input: the Art Park, will be soon in the end summer. More information please visit the official website of the project.
more information: Mark Rutte visited West 8's West Kowloon Cultural District Park
Complete guide to Governors Island
Governors Island is one of New York City's most amazing summer destinations. It can be the best place to be in the summer! Do not forget to check out the upcoming events at Govisland.com. You can learn more about the island's history and get to see new sights with this tour shared by Timt Out New York:
Courtesy to Time Out New York.
more information: Governors Island The Hills
After the symbolic opening in March by His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, the over ground landscaping of the Groene Loper (Green Carpet), an example of public green infrastructure in Maastricht, had continued in full swing. After transferring 80% of the original A2-line high-speed traffic underground, the 2 kilometers long part of Groene Loper between Geusselt and Europaplein was finally completed and opened to the public on 13 June.
Within the design of the Green Carpet, slow traffic is prioritized. Pedestrians and cyclists get plenty of space and priority in the middle yellow zone. High-speed cyclists, e-bikes or scooters will have to opt for the car lane, where due to the optically narrow road profile and implementation of atmospheric landscape and public space elements, users are expected to be stimulated to drive slower than the maximum permitted speed of 50 kilometers per hour.
What remains to be completed is the connection between the Stadionweg and the Severenstraat, the Geusseltpark and another bridge over the Geusseltvijver which are expected to be finished in the second half of 2018. Images by Fred Berghmans, courtesy Projectbureau A2 Maastricht.
more information: Groene Loper in Maastricht symbolically opened by King Willem-Alexander