Freshkills Park Blog

George Trakas on Urban Omnibus

Urban Omnibus has posted a terrific project portrait and interview video with artist George Trakas about his Newtown Creek Nature Walk in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  As a Percent for Art artist, Trakas piggybacked on the Department of Environmental Protection‘s $3 billion upgrade of the wastewater treatment facility to create a handsomely designed waterfront park/plaza where employees and locals can relax.  This is a great example of art and architecture work that both facilitates reflection on a contentious waste management site and provides a beautiful space to hang out and appreciate incredible urban infrastructure, nature and the future of the city.  Maybe needless to say, this is what we’re aiming for with Freshkills Park, too.

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We would include the video here, but UO has posted so many other useful resources on this project, as well as an active forum thread about it–you should really visit their page.

March 24, 2009 - Posted by | FKP | , , ,

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  1. […] The line-up of artists also includes Lillian Ball, Jackie Brookner, Mags Harries and Lajos Héder, Natalie Jeremijenko, Patricia Johanson, Lorna Jordan, Matthew Mazzotta, Eve Mosher, Buster Simpson, Susan Leibovitz Steinman, Suzanne Lacy, Yutaka Kobayashi and George Trakas. […]

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