Triumph of the Dump

2018

Oceanside, New York is victim to one of many landfills around Long Island. Dubbed “Mt. Oceanside”, the landfill protrudes monumentally above the suburban neighborhoods around it. An archaic by-product of explosive suburban growth in the last century, these landfills now lay dormant, occupying land and polluting the ground water. This website was produced as a final project for the seminar, Sustainable Greenspaces, and discusses the history of these landfills and its effects on local communities. The website includes an interview of a former town employee of the landfill and concludes with a design proposal for the re-use of the fill.

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