The densest square kilometer of New York City, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, contains 42,673 people. Garrett Dash Nelson/OpenMap Tiles

What Micro-Mapping a City’s Density Reveals

Exploring density by the square kilometer reveals as much variation within cities as between them—and shows that raw statistics can be deceptive. Garrett Dash Nelson Density is one of the most important urban characteristics. A high-density city like New York looks, feels, and...
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Port Authority Bus Terminal (John Saeyong Ra/Flickr)

Comedy Central roasts pretentious architect videos in the latest Alternatino

The new Comedy Central video from Alternatino pokes fun at the way architects talk, and the sometimes dismal designs that come from hubris. Have you ever watched Daniel Libeskind or Bjarke Ingels speak in hollow truisms about inspiration and “creating the world” and thought it...
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Collins Avenue in 1940 vs 2017: via The Next Miami

Photos Show How Collins Avenue In Miami Beach Has Changed From 1940 To 2017

Miami Beach’s Collins Avenue has undergone drastic changes since 1940, newly unearthed photos show. A photo from 80 years ago shows a relatively small, unmarked roadway passing by a grove of trees that fronted the beach at the time. The land seen in the picture is now built out...
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