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On the waterfront

One of the hallmarks of the modern, entertainment-driven economy is the adaptive reuse of formerly industrial spaces for leisure-time activities. This is particularly true of cities with large harbor areas, many of which have been redeveloped for other uses. In New York City, for example, the Chelsea Piers project has turned a former shipping center into a sports/restaurant complex; there are ongoing, if unofficial, plans to transform part of Brooklyn's dock area into film and television

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