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.
BRUSSELS — 7 Square Metres (2013) didn’t set out to explore the subject of failure. Belgian artist Karl Philips’s first documentary film was supposed to record the complex implementation of a site-specific action at a 2011 summer music festival.
A whole seven blocks of subterranean Manhattan is being closed off for a pedestrian-only art installation that turns a tunnel into a pulsing light and sound experience.
Forget the streets: If you want to find some of New York’s best graffiti art, you have to dig a little deeper. While much of the city’s graffiti has been washed away, some of the more provocative tags still exist miles beneath the sidewalks, in nooks and crannies invisible to the pedestrian eye. I discovered these spray-painted secrets on a recent trip to the Freedom Tunnel, a legend among street art aficionados and underground urban explorers alike.