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'Nonstop Metropolis' is an Obscure Set of Maps for New York City

— November 2, 2016 — Art & Design
'Nonstop Metropolis' is an atlas of New York City with a goal that differs from the vast majority of cartography. Rather than serving the pragmatic purpose of offering directions or a lay of the land, 'Nonstop Metropolis' gives an alternative geographical view of the city and surrounding areas, focusing on culture, history and infrastructure.

'Water and Power' is a map of New York's infrastructure. It maps the areas from where New York City receives its water supply and also explains the far reach of the city's power sources -- for instance, it notes that electricity comes from as far as northern Canada. Culturally, the 'Burnin' Down the Bronx' map includes a breakdown of the Bronx in the 1970s, drawing a correlation between neighborhood fires and the rise of hip-hop.
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