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Up River
Man-made Sites of Interest on the Hudson from the Battery to Troy

                                                                                                               The Center for Land Use Interpretation Archive

Up River now on display at Beacon Institute Main Street gallery

courtesy of The Center for Land Use Interpretation

This exhibit is a portrait of the Hudson’s shores, focusing on man-made sites rarely seen by those who travel along the river’s banks.  Aerial photography brings to view the shore area’s landmarks both plain and remarkable: factories, prisons, power plants, quarries, parks, current industries and planned redevelopments – in many cases, overlooked places that can only be seen from above.

“The vitality and mystery of the Hudson River are equally embodied in the natural and the built environment,” said John Cronin, Beacon Institute Director and Chief Executive Officer. “Up River shows us that the hand of the human has had as profound an impact on our lives as the hand of nature.” Speaking about the book by the same name, upon which the exhibit is based, he added, “It is as indispensible and overdue addition to the literature and lore of one of the nation’s most important waterways.”

The photographs in this exhibit were taken by photographers working for The Center for Land Use Interpretation between 2004 and 2008. The map is a mosaic of the most recent USGS topographic maps for the Hudson Valley region.

The exhibit will be on display from May 9 through November 8, 2009.


Gallery, bookstore and gift shop hours:

Weekdays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturdays: 11a.m. – 5 p.m. (second Saturdays until 8 p.m.)

Sundays: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

(Please note: We occasionally close the space for special meetings.)

Past Exhibits