Paerdegat Basin, before and after

These two plans of Paerdegat Basin compare the pre-existing dredged basin with the artist’s proposal for enhanced wetlands, shoreline, and uplands within "The Pull: Wild Gardens at Paerdegat". The 90-acre project addresses the rejuvenation and ecological enhancement of the polluted waters, shoreline, and uplands of Paerdegat Basin in Brooklyn NY. A steel observation deck shaped like a horseshoe magnet stands at the head of the basin, evoking the desire to pull the forces of nature back into the city. The plantings, grading, shoreline, and garden spaces express the dynamic forces activated when the “magnet” swept over the site.