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See How Development in Manhattan Spread Over 250 Years

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Anyone who's ever walked down a Manhattan city block has seen the architectural mish-mash that mostly gives face to this fair city. Different buildings from different decades dot the blocks, some (but not many) dating way, way back to the 1800's. Now, Morphocode has done their fair part in decoding the building hullaballoo with Urban Layers, an interactive map that allows users to scroll through different decades while it depicts how development spread across the city. It's color-coded, too, so it's easy to tell what sprouted and when. Fast Company also points out that, because the map is vector-based, it's easy to zoom way, way in on a particular block and building. Happy exploring!
· An Interactive Map Of Manhattan's Mega Urban Expansion [Fast.co]
· Urban Layers [Morphocode]
· Cool Map Thing archives [Curbed]