Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Red Hook Graving Dock Starts Looking Like Ikea Parking Lot

Starting to look like a Parking Lot

[Photo courtesy of Chris Curen]

What you are looking at above, is an "action shot" of Ikea work crews filling in the historic Graving Dock on the former Todd Shipyard property in Red Hook. The vast dry dock is now almost full. The conveyor on the right is used to dump fill into the dock, which is brought in by ship. Preservationists and working waterfront advocates had pleaded with Ikea to preserve the dock and the Municipal Art Society had filed a suit to prevent the filling. The Swedish firm began filling the dock shortly after the lawsuit was filed, saying it needed the area for surface parking.

Related Posts:
Ikea Making Excellent Progress Filling Graving Dock
The Big Fill: Three-Fourths of Red Hook Graving Dock Already Filled

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