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The main goal of the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) is to design and construct public art installations that have the added benefit of large scale clean energy generation. Each sculpture will continuously distribute clean energy into the electrical grid, with each having the potential to provide power to thousands of homes. In January of 2010 LAGI put out our first international call to artists, architects, scientists, and engineers to come up with both aesthetic and pragmatic solutions for the 21st century energy crisis. The 2010 LAGI design competition was held for three sites in the UAE and we received hundreds of submissions from over 40 countries.
World War II Aircraft Spotter Cards Everyone could be part of the Civil Defense effort while playing card games by learning and memorizing the shape of both friendly and enemy aircraft. American aircraft British aircraft Short Sterling, Armstrong Sunderland and Whitley, Martin Baltimore, Lockheed Hudson, Bristol Beaufort and Blenheim, Vickers-Armstrong Wellington, Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane, North American Mustang, Fairey Battle and Swordfish
Robert Moses’ legacy may be getting tweaked if organizers of three upcoming exhibitions have their way. The NY Times ’ Robin Pogrebin is reporting that the Museum of the City of New York, the Queens Museum of Art and Columbia’s Wallach Art Gallery will unveil a three-parter over the next month on the master builder. Columbia University architectural historian Hilary Ballon says that Moses’ achievements have been overlooked.
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L et’s start at the end of one story, the story of the dump, with the view from way up on top of it. Let’s start at the peak of what was once a steaming, stinking, seagull-infested mountain of trash, a peak that is now green, or greenish, or maybe more like a green-hued brown, the tall grasses having been recently mown by the sanitation workers still operating at Fresh Kills, on the western shore of Staten Island. Today the sun dries the once slime-covered slopes, as a few hawks circle in big, slow swoops and a jet makes a lazy approach to Newark, just across the Arthur Kill. The sky, when viewed from atop a twenty-story heap of slowly decomposing garbage—the so-called South Mound, a Tribeca-size drumlin surrounded by other trash mounds, some as long as a mile—is the kind of big blue that you expect to see somewhere else, like the middle of Missouri.
In 2001, the City of New York, led by the Department of City Planning and supported by the New York Department of State’s Division of Coastal Resources, conducted a master planning process for Freshkills Park that resulted in an illustrative park plan, also known as the Draft Master Plan . In 2006, the Department of Parks & Recreation assumed responsibility for implementing the project using the Draft Master Plan as a conceptual guide. The basic framework of the plan integrates three separate systems — programming, wildlife, and circulation — into one cohesive and dynamic unit. Programming Freshkills Park will host an incredible variety of public spaces and facilities for social, cultural and physical activity, for learning and play. The site is large enough to support many sports and programs that are unusual in the city, possibilities of which include horseback riding, mountain biking, nature trails, kayaking, and large–scale public art.