Interactive Map Shows the NYC Skyline in 2020

November 17, 2015

“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.” Because of this supertall building boom, National Geographic has created an interactive map that lets users explore the NYC skyline in 2020 (h/t Untapped). The light blue buildings are those completed between 2004 and 2015; the orange are under construction; and the yellow proposed.

NYC 2020-National Geographic-3D-WTC

The map is divided into three sections that also expand to 3D versions–the Financial District/World Trade Center, Hudson Yards/East Midtown, and Billionaires’ Row. In the 2D skyline view, users can scroll over a building for its name and height, and the 3D view comes with a blurb about the neighborhood’s development.

NYC 2020-National Geographic-Midtown

NYC 2020-National Geographic-3D-Hudson Yards

Though the midtown view includes both Hudson Yards and the area included in the Midtown East Rezoning (including the soaring One Vanderbilt), only Hudson Yards is modeled in 3D.

NYC 2020-National Geographic-Billionaires Row

NYC 2020-National Geographic-3D-Billionaires Row

Billionaires’ Row, probably the most talked-about of all the supertall clusters, includes the notorious Central Park shadows in its 3D view. This view also starkly demonstrates just how much taller these new towers are than their current surroundings.

Explore the full interactive map on National Geographic right this way >>

[Via Untapped]


All maps via National Geographic

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