A documentary film
Urban Growth documents the evolution of Admiral’s Row, a collection of 19th-century military homes located inside the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Abandoned for over 40 years, these historic mansions slowly became an important green oasis along New York City’s waterfront, surrounded by a wild-growing forest of century-old trees. In 2016, the woodlands and houses were demolished to make way for a parking lot and grocery store.
Urban Growth was filmed over the course of 12 years, from 2008 to 2020. It had its World Premiere at the 2020 DOC NYC Film Festival, and its International Premiere at the Danish Film Institute, with the 2021 Copenhagen Architecture Festival.