The very long drawer of files is cantilevered over a concrete foundation wall. Emblematic of a vast demographic, the files are etched with the time cards of a few of the male and female workers who came from all over the world. The plaza is framed on one side by a giant photo mural which illustrates hundreds of workers entering into that space in the 1920s. On the other side, rusting shoring steel holds back the original topographic line of the shore before its industrial transformation.
The rusting steel, sepia photo, and large cantilevered drawer paint a portrait of people, economy and a physical geography of this earlier time which is mediated by our presence.