Fresh Kills

by Jenny

Fresh Kills was once the largest landfill in the world.  I worked on film shoots there several times over the years and even at a great distance from the mounds, the smells were intense.  Now, the 2,200 acres are being transformed into a park and one part has been opened to the public.  The landfill was closed officially in March of 2001 but re-opened after 9/11 to handle materials from the World Trade Center. — A short video about the project design by Field Operations some background on the site. This article and interview talks about the NYDS’ role in the WTC clean-up and their efforts at Fresh Kills.

Mierle Laderman Ukeles on her work at the site.

And an interesting blog that covers the park project as well as urban planning, the environment,  sustainabitlity.


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