The Controversial Future of the Manhattan Skyline

This past week, National Geographic published a digital masterpiece (literally years ahead of its time) that interactively illustrates the future of Manhattan and the booming additions to its skyline. Nat Geo introduces this reality from a perspective that, surprisingly, is more impactfully read than seen:

“Before 2004, Manhattan was home to 28 skyscrapers 700 feet and taller. Since then, an additional 13 have been built, 15 are under construction, and 19 are proposed—47 more in all. These additions are rapidly—and radically—changing the skyline.”

The wonderful piece of internet art goes on to detail the additions, constructions and proposals that are currently in place. It’s hard to imagine a skyline as keystone in how people imagine their entrance to any given city will look, and its an even more interesting thought that the skyline presented in Nat Geo’s feature may experience not just growth, but exponential growth and transformation in the years to come.

…And if you still haven’t clicked on any of the hyperlinks in the paragraph above, the you can the direct link to the feature right here.