Keith Rodan, 2000, 18 min
Program I starts: 8:00pm
“Documenting an adaptive reuse proposal for the Newtown Creek Water Treatment Control Plant’s Greenpoint sludge storage facility, Greentank depicts the mission of architect Meta Brunzema, who envisioned converting the structure into an imaginative and much-needed community arts and recreation facility, with scientific waterfront views from its roof. Through a community outreach event, Ms. Brunzema engaged local citizens to tour the tank.
Although the proposal was endorsed by many North Brooklyn community organizations and individuals—as well as the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, which commissioned a feasibility study—the short-sightedness of the Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee (NCMC) prevailed, and due to its strenuous opposition to the concept, the obsolete tank was finally demolished in the spring of this year, having been “traded” to the developers for a lot-sized park.” -Keith Rodan