Fresh Kills Landfill : The Largest Landfill Of The World

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Fresh Kills Landfill, the largest landfill in the world (former), is located in Staten Island, New York. It is a total of 2200 acres where it opened in 1948 and lasted until March of 2001. The initial goal of the landfill was to remain open for five years, yet it was open longer, if not for a few decades. This landfill was one of the dominant landfills for storing garbage collected around New York City. Around 1986-1987, Fresh Kills landfill received approximately 29,000 tons of trash per day and had 680 employees. There were several other landfills in nearby regions, however, they were forced to closed due to environmental regulations. Fresh Kills became the only running landfill by 1991, collecting the garbage of many regions. The…show more content…
The goal of this park was to create a beautiful cultural destination that will make the park become a symbol. It will showcase the beauty of nature, which includes creeks, wetlands, meadows, and spectacular views. Freshkills split the park into varying sections, each having its own benefits. It will have special facilities for the public to enjoy social, cultural, and physical activity. It includes activities: horseback riding, mountain biking, nature trails, kayaking, and others. It also supports diverse habitats for various wildlife and plant species. Special wildlife species will be able to connect with the park and it will be available for the public to see. Since the park is large, people will be able to navigate their way through canoeing, horseback riding, by foot, or by their car. This park consists of five main areas: the Confluence, North Park, South Park, East Park, and the West Park. Each area has its own speciality. The Confluence is the cultural and recreational core of the park and includes the Creek Landing and The Point. The Creek Landing is designed for waterfront activities, while The Point is designed for sporting activities. The North Park accommodates for the natural setting of the park such as creeks, wetlands, and meadows. On the other hand, the South Park will be a large natural setting where
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