CHECKING THE PORT
Libby Reuter and Joshua Rowan
Granite City and Madison, Illinois
St. Louis, MO
Sixteen Cairns, their shapes inspired by chess pieces, were placed on the site of the America’s Central Port’s new harbor, being constructed where the southern end of the Chain of Rocks Canal meets the Mississippi River. The port is a Free Trade Zone and the most northerly ice-free shipping port on the Mississippi. America’s Central Port currently transfers more than 4 million tons of products between barges, trucks, and trains. http://www.americascentralport.com/overview/quick-facts/
Photographed at dusk and dawn, this view looks southwest to the McKinley Bridge and downtown St. Louis, showing the land that will become docks, buildings. roads, and storage areas.
Checking the Port was created during a Six Mile Sculpture Works, Alfresco Productions Artists’ Residency, Granite City, Illinois.