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TheCityPlan - New York Mapping

TheCityPlan - New York Mapping

As in the other cities of the series, the GIS-based maps of metropolitan New York give density readings of four key indicators: population distribution, urban services, public transport, and green areas.
Population density is exceptionally high in the “hyper-centre” of the Manhattan peninsula and the immediately adjacent areas, falling off gradually the more outlying the district.
Manhattan alone has approximately 1 million 600,000 of the County’s 8 million plus residents. Added to that, some 1.5 million “city users” stream into the peninsula each day as workers or visitors.
In contrast to other cities examined, like Milan, the built density of downtown New York equates with its population density. By and large, the central areas of New York County show matching construction, population and tourist facility densities.
The service provision map shows even more clearly how services are to be found where the bulk of the population lives, one of the most densely populated areas on the planet.
Interestingly, Manhattan is not covered by the network of highways serving the rest of the metropolitan area of New York. Like an impregnable medieval fort surrounded on three sides by water, the Manhattan peninsula is reached by a series of bridges and tunnels. The peninsula’s famous right-angled road grid has led to an isotropic, porous system of Avenues and Streets. Although to some degree obeying an internal hierarchization, this road grid has prevented the development of urban highways within the peninsula.
The public transport density map shows New York’s extraordinarily efficient service provision system. The tightly knit subway network has its hub in Grand Central Station, a cross-over transport node for all the people-mover systems in New York County used every day by hundreds of thousands of city users pouring in and out of this gateway. Brooklyn to the southeast, another densely populated area,...

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