The Landfill Project: Exhibition
The Edgemere Landfill, a former municipal dump in the Rockaways, Queens, has been closed for over 20 years. The landfill operated as a disposal site from 1938 to 1991, receiving about 1200 tons of waste per day. Today, Edgemere Landfill is capped and is at the end of a remediation process that has converted it into a spectacular, and yet unused site offering views of Jamaica Bay and the distant Manhattan skyline. The land is facing an as-yet-undetermined future.
The project is a collaboration between Sonya Gimon, Elliott Maltby, Martha Willson, Simon Kates and Alejandra Gomez Bolivar in partnership with Rockaway Waterfront Alliance. Design by Ruyun Xiao.