Misplaced New York, a Photographic Series Which Places Iconic New York Buildings in Barren Landscapes

Breuer Building
Breuer Building
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Headquarters of the United Nations
Headquarters of the United Nations
IAC Building
IAC Building
The New Museum
The New Museum
Whitney Museum
Whitney Museum
The Standard
The Standard
Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera
8 Spruce Street
8 Spruce Street
Cooper Union
Cooper Union
Chrysler Building
Chrysler Building

Misplaced New York is an interesting photo series from photographer and designer Anton Repponen that takes eleven iconic New York City buildings such as the Guggenheim and the United Nations Building, and isolates them in stark, desolate backgrounds.

Eleven New York City landmarks have been misplaced, their current location unknown. Photographs of unclear origin appear to show them scattered across the globe – on sand dunes, mud flats, “lunar” plains, and rocky beaches. Nobody knows exactly what happened or why. Did they act of their own volition? Was there foulplay involved? What does it all mean? Stories trickle in from the future, from architects, online reviewers, and the buildings themselves, but these only add to the confusion. Your curiosity and help is much appreciated.

Check out the project page for a closer look at Misplaced New York.

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