Artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm embarked on a project to visualize how rising sea levels will affect U.S. landmarks and cities. Seizing upon publicly available information?like Google Earth, stock images, topographical graphs and tidal information?he envisioned what sites from the Statue of Liberty (above) to the Mall in Washington D.C. to Boston's Back Bay neighborhood will look like when the water's rise along the East Coast becomes more pronounced. What happened to Battery Park?
Granted, an effect of this magnitude is 500 years down the line, but the images hit quite close to home as the city continues to grapple with the aftereffects of Superstorm Sandy. The predictive renderings look simple, but they took between five and 15 hours apiece to create. Here's a video Lamm made of the entire photo series.
· What Will Sea Level Rise Look Like in Real Life? [StorageFront]
· What US Landmarks Will Look Like If Sea Levels Rise [PSFK]
· Nickolay Lamm's Sea Level Rise Images Depict What U.S. Cities Could Look Like In Future [Huffington Post]