Figure 1, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, today’s start point, an elongated pathway for pedestrian and runners, built above two layers highways (see video below), built under helicopters flying back and forth, built along with the busy ship lane. Noise seriously brings negative impact on the site, as we can imagine, the activities will be way more plentiful without the noise made by vehicles, helicopters and ships.
Figure 2, Prospect Park, a large urban park similar to Central Park. Tall trees cut off the connection between the nature environment and the urban scene ---- visually and acoustically. Rich and varied forms of activities happen in this green container.
The existing participators in this urban space suffer a great deal from the continuous annoying noise, take us for example, we can hardly hear from the instructor, the normal channel of communication is not working. Landscape becomes a paradox: attracts people visually, hurts people acoustically.