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M-01: "Collect" by Michael Wang
Before New York was New York, freshwater springs fed a lake in Lower Manhattan. For the Lenape and then the arriving foreigners, the lake offered drinking water on an island bound by brackish tides. A city grew around it, and the lake became a dumping ground. Inverting landforms, Lower Manhattan's highest hill was razed to fill the pond. Hilltop and lakebed converged towards a single plane.