The Skyscraper Museum is a museum in Battery Park City that explores and celebrates the architecture, construction, design, and impact of skyscrapers across the world, especially in New York City. The museum recently created an interesting exhibit titled Ten & Taller which plots all of the Manhattan buildings that are ten stories and taller over time.
For our TEN & TALLER project – representing all of the buildings erected in Manhattan from 1874 through 1900 that were ten stories or taller – the Museum created a map interface that merges a historic Bromley fire insurance map and a modern map we created using sets of geographical data from the NYC Department of City Planning. A slider allows viewers to transition the base map from the present to the past and vice versa. Over these maps, we added the footprints of the 249 buildings in the TEN & TALLER STUDY, color-coded by use.
Check out the interactive exhibit for more.
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