Brito Rock Formations, view of natural stepped rock and tidal pools at low tide near Brito Point

Title

Brito Rock Formations, view of natural stepped rock and tidal pools at low tide near Brito Point
Nicaragua Canal

Subject

canals; construction sites; natural landscapes

Description

This will become the location of the Nicaragua Canal’s deep sea port.
This project was funded by Bernard and Anne Spitzer Travel Fellowship for research projects involving travel abroad and incorporating the study of architecture, landscape architecture, or urbanism.
In late January 2014, Chinese investment group HKND announced plans to cut a 286 kilometer long and 83 meter wide canal across Nicaragua from the Pacific to the Atlantic. 2014-15 is potentially the last chance to document the Nicaraguan landscape from the Pacific to the Atlantic, along the canal route, before construction begins. There are many questions that I aim to gain perspective on from this trip. 1. What is Nicaragua now, and what might it become? 2. How do the locals feel about the canal? 3. How might tourism be impacted by the canal? 4. What might the viewsheds of the future become for Lake Nicaragua and the Pacific coast?

Creator

Gelband, Lara

Rights

This image is under copyright. You need to contact copyright owners for any commercial or non-commercial uses. Contact information: digital@ccny.cuny.edu.
Lara Gelband

Type

Garden and Landscape

Identifier

T0120

Coverage

Brito, Rivas, Nicaragua

Files

13508186-P1180248.JPG

Citation

Gelband, Lara, “Brito Rock Formations, view of natural stepped rock and tidal pools at low tide near Brito Point,” Spitzer School of Architecture, accessed July 22, 2024, http://digitalscholarship.ccny.cuny.edu/architecture/items/show/736.

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