We took these pictures in the days after Sandy struck Atlantic City, NJ to show the city and citizens' resilience after the hurricane. These images include glimpses of the new arts parks scheduled to be unveiled Friday, November 9, 2012.
Soon, the two exhibition sites that make up ARTLANTIC: wonder will be unveiled. Artists, union members, workers, curators, and more have collaborated to create these two eye-catching sites. The big one above is site 1, which spreads over 7 acres. The smaller site 2, Étude Atlantis, sits on around 8,500 square feet. Both were spared by Hurricane Sandy.
Check out today’s New York Times in which reporter Ted Loos notes the importance of ARTLANTIC to Atlantic City siting that the project “is attempting to transform a city…” and that the sites for the project were “until a month ago a barren, seven-acre expanse of grass and gravel right off the Boardwalk in the center of town.”
He also notes that:
As devastating a hit as New Jersey took from Hurricane Sandy, the blow was softer than had been feared for this seaside gambling mecca directly in the storm’s path. None of the waterfront casinos, for instance, reported major damage
BUSINESS LEADERS COMMENT ON ATLANTIC CITY REOPENING
ICONIC BOARDWALK LARGELY UNAFFECTED BY SANDY
Atlantic City, NJ (Nov. 2, 2012) – Atlantic City business leaders announced today on the boardwalk that casinos and related businesses can reopen to the public Friday, November 2nd, after closure Sunday, Oct. 28th, due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Continue reading →