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(The New York Times)   How the Fresh Kills Landfill went from being the world's largest putrid, noxious garbage dump to a "green oasis" on Staten Island   (nytimes.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, New York City, Staten Island, Manhattan, Fresh Kills Landfill, North Park, New Jersey, Arthur Kill, last steaming load of garbage  
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2020-08-15 8:53:47 AM  
15 votes:
Nice ad for James Corner Field Operations.  I wonder if the Times ever considered that what they did was throw plastic over the waste and hire in scientists to do pollution mitigation, not make any sort of design.

They came to my little town a while back, hired with an arts grant to help design a trail in a place where the natural trails are considered some of the best in the world. At the and of their presentation, when they asked for public feedback, I said, "You've shown us some really impressive projects, all of which are reclamations of former industrial waste sites or other industrial sites that you turned into beautiful parks. But what I see in every one of these examples is some version of a strip of concrete to walk on safely and grass around it.  We live in one of the most naturally beautiful places on earth. [They nodded in agreement] "I'm really concerned what you are going to design for us is going to replace our natural trail with a strip of concrete and some grass. Can you share your thoughts on what you intend to preserve about the current trail area?"

They smiled that smug arteest "you stupid philistine" smile and said, "That's all in our design process. We take all that into account. We know how to make beautiful spaces, have you seen the Highline?"

Guess what they came back with. Go ahead. Guess.

Congrats to James Corner Field Operations for taking on some really gnarly reclamation projects. They should stick to that - sites where being able to walk on a sidewalk is an accomplishment and the real effort goes into sourcing the experts to mitigate the pollution. They can f*ck off with installing a sidewalk over en existing footpath and calling it an artistic design.
 
2020-08-15 7:08:39 AM  
8 votes:
But the dump was the classy part of Staten Island.
 
2020-08-15 8:42:20 AM  
7 votes:

PainInTheASP: Now THAT is an aptly-named landfill.


Kill is Dutch for creek. But, knowing that, your statement still works on the irony side as well.
 
2020-08-15 8:36:50 AM  
6 votes:
Stated Island still is a putrid, noxious dump
 
2020-08-15 8:14:57 AM  
5 votes:
Now THAT is an aptly-named landfill.
 
2020-08-15 10:01:08 AM  
4 votes:
So, the solution was to simply cover the trash with plastic and put soil over it, thus solving the problem once and for all?

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2020-08-15 12:31:44 PM  
2 votes:

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: "No more garbage for the people of Staten Island," said Governor Pataki.

But what if the people arethe garbage on Staten Island?


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2020-08-15 11:36:28 AM  
2 votes:

iron de havilland: So, the solution was to simply cover the trash with plastic and put soil over it, thus solving the problem once and for all?

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It's a partial solution.  The full solution is to put the planet in a plastic bag to preserve freshness.
 
2020-08-15 12:30:28 PM  
1 vote:
There was a joke in the movie The Mask about Landfill Park.
 
2020-08-15 12:07:33 PM  
1 vote:

Linux_Yes: Ecliptic: PainInTheASP: Now THAT is an aptly-named landfill.

Kill is Dutch for creek. But, knowing that, your statement still works on the irony side as well.

NYC is up shiat kill.


That would be Ontlastingkill.
 
2020-08-15 9:35:28 AM  
1 vote:

PainInTheASP: Now THAT is an aptly-named landfill.


Gotham has to put their bodies somewhere.
 
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