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Turning the Tide: Manhattan Waterfront in Transition — Save the Date!

January 6, 2010
Turning the Tide: Manhattan Waterfront in Transition -- Save the Date!

In 1609, New York’s future waterfront was an arcadian shore of forests, wetlands, beaches, and sand bars, according to Eric Sanderson’s book Mannahatta. That landscape is lost forever, but visions of a post-industrial, neo-natural waterfront are longstanding. In 1944, futurists Paul and Percival Goodman proposed that Manhattan “open out toward the water,” lining its gritty […]

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