Albany Dump, California

The undeveloped Albany Dump peninsula (known as the Bulb) is composed of twisted metal, broken concrete, and other fragments of the urban landscape dumped into the Bay up until 1987. It has become a creative sculpture park and homeless campsite. At the base of the peninsula is Golden Gate Fields, the Bay Area’s largest horse racing track, bought from the Catellus Corporation by an English gaming company. The track is built on the site of a former explosives plant that blew up for the last time in 1892, shattering windows in San Francisco.