Site 1: Sketches
Ideas: The floodgate is used to prevent flooding of Shockoe Bottom. On the wall, there are highlight markers that display how high the James River and Canal would overflow to flood the area.
Our idea consists of the sense of security the floodgate provides the historical area. Through the floodgates, one door would show what the city looks like presently, and another door would show hypothetically how the city would appear as if the wall was not constructed.