Thursday, February 9, 2012

Feb. 12 — 18 -

Feb. 12 — 18 - "You probably don’t think much about those cargo containers that you see stacked up on ships, piers and freight trains. But the people who manage the harbors of New York and New Jersey have been thinking about them a lot in recent years, because the growth in cargo-container shipping has created an expensive problem for them: containers are sometimes stacked so high that big ships can’t pass under the Bayonne Bridge, which connects New Jersey and Staten Island. A plan to raise the bridge by 64 feet is on the boards, with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey pledging $1 billion for the project. And that is just one small consequence of container shipping worldwide. “THE FORGOTTEN SPACE,” a film by Allan Sekula and Noël Burch that opens on Wednesday at Anthology Film Archives, seeks to explore the changes that this type of shipping has wrought."

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