Friday, December 23

Mapping the Shadows of New York City: Every Building, Every Block


"The Struggle for Light and Air in America’s Largest City. You’re looking at a map of all of the shadows produced by thousands of buildings in New York City over the course of one day. This inverted view tells the story of the city’s skyline at the ground level. From the long westward winter shadows cast on the Hudson from One World Trade ... … to the unusually bright, sun-dappled street corners of Midtown Manhattan in spring ... to the dark vein of Broadway’s ridgeline ... to the summertime shadows that form crosses in Madison Square Park ... to the interlocking patterns cast by Stuyvesant Town’s towers in the park design. ..."
NY Times

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