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Sun 08.28.2016

AIANY Freshkills Park Boat Tour


When: 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM SUNDAY, AUGUST 28

Where: AIANY Tours   

This extended AIANY Boat Tour will travel, aboard Classic Harbor Line’s elegant Yacht Manhattan, to Staten Island to offer a limited "backstage pass" to see the transformation of the region's former largest garbage landfill into Freshkills Park. The cruise will enter a network of tidal kills (or streams) to explore the unprecedented land reclamation project, nearly three times the size of Central Park. NYC PARKS and AIANY guides will provide insightful narration about cutting-edge landscape architecture and engineering, urban planning as well as the industrial architecture and infrastructure of Staten Island's North West shore.

Featured Guide:
Laura Truettner, Manager for Park Development at Freshkills Park, will discuss the former landfill's history and the infrastructure that makes the site safe for public use. Ms. Truettner will also share a number of exciting upcoming capital projects. Her background in geology, urban planning and in particular, her experience in site remediation will also guide her narration of the many former and active industrial sites encountered along the route.

Host Guide:
Arthur Platt, AIA, an architect and co-chair of the AIANY Architecture Tour Committee, will share a discussion of waterfront planning themes with the featured guide and also contribute insights on dozens of architecture and infrastructure sites encountered during the approach to and return from Freshkills Park.

Organized by: AIANY Architecture Tour Committee and Classic Harbor Lines

Tickets: $78 / $58 students (AIA members enter code “AIAB5” for $5 discount; ASLA Members, use discount code “ASLA5” to receive $5 off)

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Additional Tour Dates:
Sunday, October 9, 1:30 PM - 4:45 PM


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