This Map Visualizes Manhattan As a (Unimpressive) Mountain

Posted On Tue, April 19, 2016 By

Posted On Tue, April 19, 2016 By In maps

The Manhattan skyline is inarguably getting taller and taller, and when we look up at the towering behemoths surrounding us, it’s easy to feel completely dwarfed. But this man-made landscape pales in comparison to the soaring heights of many natural wonders. That’s where this cool visualization from Vivid Maps comes in. “If Manhattan was a mountain…” uses the height of the city’s buildings and plots them as a mountain topography map, using actual geologic monikers like Greenwich Valley, One World Trade Center Peak, and Bellevue Plateau. As you can see, save for the Financial District and Billionaires’ Row areas, Manhattan mountain is actually quite unimpressive.

If Manhattan Was a Mountain, Manhattan maps, Vivid Maps
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[Via Vivid Maps]




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