Gallery: SPURSE & the BMW Guggenheim Lab Explore NY’s Most Astonishing ...

Photos © Amanda Coen for Inhabitat
It was around this time people also started using the area as a regional garbage dump. Garbage trucks from scores of municipalities, including the Erie Railroad hopper cars were filled with trash and unloaded into the wetlands. We can presently count 34 historic dump sites. For some sites, fires were known to spontaneously combust, while others burned underground for years.

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  1. Gil Lopez September 10, 2011 at 2:52 pm
    Very insightful analysis and coverage of the experimental Rebecca and great photographs Amanda! I was apparently in the same boat with you two (judging by the pictures). The spurse Live Feeds have become my favorite part of the BMW Guggenheim Lab. Check out my take on the same outing. You two are probably in some of my images along with Petia Morozov (from spurse) and Olatunbosun Obayomi (last weeks BMW Guggenheim Lab guest curator).