Newtown Creek Visitor Center opens tomorrow
The NYC Department of Environmental Protection‘s Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant is already home of some of the most distinctive architecture in the City, the onion-dome digesters designed by Polshek Partnership Architects, as well as a lovely and serene Nature Walk designed by artist George Trakas. Not bad for a sewage plant along one the country’s most polluted waterways! And now the facility is adding another jewel to its crown: a Visitor Center, also designed by Polshek and featuring an indoor-outdoor fountain designed by artist Vito Acconci, is opening tomorrow. This will be the first visitor center for a public infrastructure facility in New York City. It’s exciting, and the exhibits should be very educational, given the scope of the operation—the plant treats more than 250 million gallons of wastewater daily.
After this weekend, the Center will be open Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4pm.
Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25, 2010
Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
329 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn