Archinect - News 2017-08-18T01:27:32-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150023185/construction-on-first-major-phase-of-freshkills-park-to-begin-soon Construction on first major phase of Freshkills Park to begin soon DianePham 2017-08-17T14:18:00-04:00 >2017-08-17T13:58:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uf/ufszfouiv20wndaa.jpg" width="650" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The effort to turn Fresh Kills Landfill into a verdant and vibrant destination for wildlife and outdoor recreation received a huge boost on Monday as the city awarded a $22.9 million contract for the construction of the first major section of Freshkills Park."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Lomma Construction Corp. will lead works on the first 21 acres of the North Park. The area will be kept largely natural with simple additions including a seven-acre seed farm, an observation tower for birdwatching, a picnic lawn, composting restrooms, a waterfront overlook deck, a bicycle repair station, a forested plateau, bike/pedestrian pathways, and limited parking for visitors. James Corner Field Operations is responsible for the master plan of the park.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/60051394/piezoelectric-energy-generating-scene-sensor-wins-the-2012-land-art-generator-initiative-competition-for-freshkills-park Piezoelectric Energy-Generating “Scene Sensor” Wins the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative Competition for Freshkills Park MikeChino 2012-10-25T20:22:00-04:00 >2012-10-29T23:26:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fj/fj6zjutd5m40f68k.jpg" width="650" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Land Art Generator Initiative just announced the winner of its 2012 design competition moments ago in New York City. "Scene Sensor", designed by artists James Murray and Shota Vashakmadze, is a striking piezoelectric energy-generating art project designed to be installed above and below the surface of the Staten Island park.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>