The vanishing of an 1866 Croton Aqueduct manhole cover recalls the fleetingness of historic infrastructure heritage on New York City’s streets.
The Museum of the City of New York is exhibiting the art and engineering of the Croton Aqueduct on the 175th anniversary of the watershed.
When viewing promotional videos of data centers from corporations like Google and Microsoft, artist Matt Parker always felt something was missing: the sound of this internet infrastructure.
Hollowed Earth: The World of Underground Business Parks at the Center for Land Use Interpretation descends into the strange world of America’s commercial caverns.
A manhole cover is generally deemed successful if its round shape keeps pedestrians from plummeting into the earth, and communicates the subterranean systems below through its design.
With the rapid development of transportation infrastructure in the 20th century, much of our urban land was shrouded in shadow.
On June 9, New York City’s oldest surviving bridge reopened after over 40 years of abandonment.
Over 700 miles of underdeveloped space are in the shadows of New York City’s elevated highways and rails.
The internet can seem ubiquitous and invisible at once, but it relies on an elaborate infrastructure that’s sometimes buried just below our feet.
For infrastructure started in the 19th century, the New York City water system is remarkably equipped to support the metropolis of the 21st century.
If you’ve ever admired a beautiful mosaic or mural in New York City, there’s a chance you have the Percent for Art Program (PCA) to thank.