Urban Layers is a very cool tool, which helps us understand not only the density, but also the history of the creation of Manhattan’s urban fabric. It is a flexible, multi-dimensional interactive map created by the architectural firm Morphocode. It helps anyone with a bit of curiosity explore the dense and complex structure of New York City.
“The map lets you navigate through historical fragments of the borough that have been preserved and are currently embedded in its densely built environment. The rigid archipelago of building blocks has been mapped as a succession of structural episodes starting from 1765.” -Morphocode