Before and After: In 1986, Mark di Suvero repurposed an abandoned riverside landfill  and illegal dumpsite in Long Island City to become the Socrates  Sculpture Park, an internationally renowned outdoor museum. Before and After: In 1986, Mark di Suvero repurposed an abandoned riverside landfill  and illegal dumpsite in Long Island City to become the Socrates  Sculpture Park, an internationally renowned outdoor museum.