Winner of the Art Commission Award for Excellence in Design, 1986 . The rich history of New York Harbor and the Washington Market are the inspiration for this installation. A 224 foot long, steel fence portrays a dynamic procession of silhoutted ships gallantly parading around the schoolyard. The fence captures the vitality of the City's shipping industry and is based on actual vessels that cruised NY harbor. As stated in The New York Times, "The rolling horizontalness of the fence seems to provide a human anchor for the World Trade Center behind it. And in the way a tugboat drags a tanker toward a school gate like a mother dragging her reluctant child, there is wit as well."