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.

http://vimeo.com/4951004 — A short video about the project design by Field Operations some background on the site.

http://wasteage.com/mag/waste_dday_ny_sanitation/ 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.

http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/6/freshkills.php

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

http://freshkillspark.wordpress.com/

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