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Landfills to Parks Photo Exhibit

Two years ago the Center for City Park Excellence released an article and study on landfills that have been converted into city parks, of which there are at least one in just about every big city. Two noted parks are Boston’s 100-acre Millennium Park and New York City’s soon to open 2200-acre Fresh Kills Park on Staten Island.

Artist and photographer Stephanie Lempert went to visit these parks; she photographed them and then overlaying their stories on the pictures. For those in New York City, an exhibit is showcasing this work at the Claire Oliver Gallery in Manhattan until February 19th. (A reception to benefit Fresh Kills Park will be held on February 5th.)

Millennium Park, Boston, by Stephanie Lempert

Millennium Park, Boston, by Stephanie Lempert

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  1. These are always great projects just for their environmental benefits alone. Just northwest of Cincinnati they did this sort of thing with a former nuclear weapons site that was contaminated – Fernald. It has been remediated and turned into a nature preserve. Read about it at the following…pretty amazing transformation.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/20/us/20park.html?fta=y

    http://www.building-cincinnati.com/2008/09/inside-fernald-preserve.html

    http://www.lm.doe.gov/land/sites/oh/fernald/fernald.htm

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