Harvest Dome 

Harvest Dome is the first rendition of our dome for the NYC waterways. (See Harvest Dome 2.0). A 24ft diameter cupola we designed and constructed from over 450 umbrellas frames, and made buoyant with a ring of 128 empty two liter plastic soda bottles, Harvest Dome transforms the eight-pointed steel frame, a quintessential piece of urban detritus, into the transcendent form of an architectural dome for the water, to float alongside and bring attention to the tidal salt-marshes of the City. Harvest Dome was built in the outdoor patio of Rocking the Boat in the Bronx and marooned off Rikers Island en route to Inwood.

 

Read Jim Dwyer's NY Times coverage on the Harvest Dome's voyage here:

 

 

Year Completed:

2011

Location:

New York City

 

Partners and Supporters:

NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

City of New York; Rocking the Boat

Inwood Community Services SYEP Program

Indian Road Cafe; LMCC

 

Team: 

Amanda Schachter & Alexander Levi with Robert Wrazen; Interns: Greg Barton, Andre Rivera; SYEP Team: Raynisha White,Cherelle Sheppard, Melody Cabral, Christian Rosario

 

Volunteers: Nilka Martell, Lia Lynn, Isaias, Eileen Bonilla, Kendra Sibley, Bob Wrazen