The Mannahatta Project Compares 1609 Manhattan to 2009

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Jul 5, 2009   Updated: Aug 11 2011 • References:
The Mannahatta Project explores what Manhattan was like in 1609, well before the area became defined by manmade landmarks like the Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden.

The Mannahatta Project website features an interactive map with sliders so that you can look up a block, landmark or address and compare that region in 1609 with present-day aerial views. It’s a fascinating glimpse back into time and a fascinating retrospective exploration of urban sprawl.

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