From my installation proposal:
"An observation of one year, one day and one hour in the life of the Red Hook Container Terminal will project onto a three-dimensional topographical representation of South Brooklyn, Buttermilk Channel, Governors Island and Lower Manhattan. The time-lapsed photographic documentation of the ever-changing commercial and climatic activity provides a base for site-specific mapping. The information embedded within the photographs will be dissected and extrapolated to create geographical and informational overlays. Mapped information will include: changing sky conditions and weather patterns; the fluctuating density of the container yard; positions of cranes, barges and cruise ships; and cargo and shipping routes, timed to correspond to the passing of days."
A very bare-bones approach to how it would begin to look follows below. The land masses shown here would actually be a site model mounted to the wall. The waterways would be voids (or flat wall), onto which various information (routes, weather, sky) would be superimposed. The orange dots are an abstraction of the amount of cargo sitting in the yard at the time of the corresponding photo.