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14-harvest dome-navy yard-inwood-untapped cities-wesley yiinThe Dome being pulled by the Inwood Canoe Club.

Yesterday, the Harvest Dome, a floating installation of 500 broken umbrellas and empty soda bottles, made its way by barge from the Brooklyn Navy Yard to Inwood, Manhattan. The project, conceived by Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi at SLO Architecture, is meant to “reveal New York City’s primeval ecologies.” The Dome’s base is made up of soda bottles, which will allow it to alternate between floating on water and resting on the mud-flat at the Inwood Hill Park inlet as the tide rises and falls.

You can read more about the sculpture and its background in our article from earlier this week. Also, check out our photos from yesterday’s launch below.

We started the day off at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

01-harvest dome-navy yard-inwood-untapped cities-wesley yiinAlexander Levi and Amanda Schachter, SLO principals and the brains behind the operation, are the leftmost and second-from-the-right, respectively.

02-harvest dome-navy yard-inwood-untapped cities-wesley yiinThe green ropes were used to lift up the Dome.

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Liftoff!

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08-harvest dome-navy yard-inwood-untapped cities-wesley yiinThe Dome made it onto the barge!

… And ended it in Inwood!

09-harvest dome-navy yard-inwood-untapped cities-wesley yiinCan you spot the Dome?

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12-harvest dome-navy yard-inwood-untapped cities-wesley yiinLifting off for the last time!

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Check out the sculpture while you can! The installation will remain on display for a month before it is taken down and sold.

Get in touch with the author @YiinYangYale.

 Brooklyn Navy Yard, Harvest Dome, Inwood

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