[WATCH] Data Visualization Shows Age of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Buildings Over Time

The data visualization created by digital map creator and Youtube uploader Mapcandy shows the buildings age of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn over time, with buildings added to the map in the year they were completed.

New York is old. for aestethic reasons I choose to make more classes in the earlier part of the twenteeth century since most buildings are from this period. This makes for a much better looking map. but it could lead to some confusion. The animation only includes buidings which exist today. If a building was demolished, and a new one arose in its location, the new one will be shown on its date of construction. Also it is not clear how accurate the dates are on some of the buildings are. In general the older the building the larger the margin of error could be.

via Mapcandy

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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