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Compost Retrofit for NYC Sanitation

Broadway is in many ways a dividing line between the east and west sides of Inwood, revealing a rift between income levels, school zoning and access to greenspace. This project aims to create a greenspace on the east side of Broadway that grows organically from the industrial character of the neighborhood and reinvests interest and use into the site. Located between the subway and the waterfront, there are three sanitation buildings that collect on average 19.5 tons of waste from NYC every day. Waste processing is often an eyesore, but this retrofit repurposes the existing structures to process compost, thereby allowing for a rooftop garden and processing system that exposes the public to more creative ways to manage waste.