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NEW

YORK

THE journey through a DENSE, SOCIAL CITY
WRITTEN AND DESIGNED BY TAYLOR HOOD

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FIGURE GROUND
NEW YORKS BUILT ENVIRONMENT THROUGH A NOLLI MAP

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GET DOWN TO STREET LEVEL

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SITE SECTION
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Street Section

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cutting through new yorks streets
Not all Public Space is above ground. New York boasts one of the most extensive subway system's in the world with hundreds of public stations. It is important to understand the public space that exists underneath New Yorks streets.
This street section shows the NYU subway station and its interaction with
Broadway.

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Street ELEVATION

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NEW YORKS UNIQUE BUILDINGS
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MAPs
peeling the layers

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LAND USE
mapping new york's extensive land use patterns
Being a built up city, New York was always going to have a huge variety of
land uses mased together with some patterns coming to light. NYU can now be
easily identified in the north-west part of the map. It is interesting to note the
scattered industrial uses that still litter an inner city neighbourhood such as
this one. There is a significant amount of mixed use in the area which is a
trademark land use type for New York.

Commercial
Industrial
Transportation/Utilities
Parking
Institutions
Mixed Use
Residential
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BUILDING HEIGHTS
MAPPING NEW YORK'S EXTENSIVE BUILDING HEIGHT DISTRIBUTION
New York is an old city with a variety of different building ages (refer to
building age map) thus certain styles of architecture promote certain building
heights. Tall building heights are constructed around the two main streets of
Lafayette and Bowery that cut through the site, these buildings are typically
not residential also. Residential areas seem to promote a low building height.

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<30 Floors
10-30 Floors
5-10 Floors
>5 Floors

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ROAD HIERARCHY
NEW YORK'S TAKE ON THE GRID
New York's road network resembles something of a grid pattern, especially in
the residential dominant areas. What is fasinating about New York's road
pattern is you get these wide dominant roads that just cut through the grid at
whatever angle suits, this makes for some interesting blocks around the city
such as the block where the Flatiron building resides.

Primary Roads
Secondary Roads

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TRANSIT
ONE OF THE MOST EXTENSIVE PUBLIC TRANSPORT NETWORKS
IN THE WORLD

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New York has one of the most extensive public transport
networks in the world. Because of this, residents in the city do
not need to rely on a vehicle to go about their life. This is one of
the many reasons that makes New York one the the most livable
cities in the world.

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Subway Station
Bus Stop
Subway Line
Bus Route

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SEMI-PRIVATE OPEN SPACE
THE SEMI-PRIVATE SIDE TO ONE OF THE BUSIEST
CITYS IN THE WORLD

Semi-private open space

New York is one of the busiest and dense cities in the world, yet
throughout this concrete jungle there a pockets of semi-private
space enjoyed only by those who have access.

Public Open Space

Parks

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BUILDING AGE
THE MELTING POT OF NEW YORK’S BUILDING AGES
The variety of age between the buildings in New York make a very unique
character. New York boasts some of the finest architecture in the world,
notable the Empire State Building and the Flatiron Building.

1830’s

1960’s

1850’s

1980’s

1900’s

2000’s

1910’s

Unknown

1930’s
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SOCIAL HUBS
THE CRAZY CLUSTER OF NEW YORK'S FINEST
BARS, CAFES AND RESTURANTS
New York is renowned for its superb cafes, bars and resturants. This map
shows the crazy clusters of social hubs throughout East Village and West
Village.

Cafes and Resturants

Bars and Pubs

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This pizza is awesome!
#BESTMEALEVER #NEWYORK
#EAST VILLAGE

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LIVELEHOOD CHECK-IN
SHOWING WHERE PEOPLE CHECK-IN THROUGH FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

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People love to checking-in to places. You wont check-in to work but you will
check-in to your favorite bar on a friday night. This map shows where people
like to go wether it be a popular resturant or a nice park. This map peals back
another layer on the complex built environment that is New York City. The
data was sourced from Twitter and Facebook through an additional website
called foursquare. The data was compiled by a research group and made available to the public in 2012.

- Facebook/Twitter Check-In

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free wifi for all!
re-purposed telephone booths to enahnce quality of life
New York's state Governent underwent a revitilisation of all the un-used
telephone booths in the City, turning them wifi hotspots!

WIFI Coverage Area

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model
putting things into perspective

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model photos
putting the site into perspective
This model, made out of blue foam, puts the site into perspective and is a very important pomponent to understand the built
environment.
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