Fresh Kill by Gordon Matta-Clark, 1972

16 Apr

The Fresh Kills Landfill was a landfill covering 2,200 acres (890 ha) in the New York City borough of Staten Island in the United States. The landfill was opened in 1947 as a temporary landfill, but eventually became New York City’s principal landfill in the second half of the 20th century, and it was once the largest landfill, as well as man-made structure, in the world. In October 2009, reclamation of the site began on a multi-phase, 30-year site development for reuse as Freshkills Park.

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