shifted landscapes.

September 17, 2009
mannahatta
eric sanderson’s mannahatta project takes a different kind of look at one of this country’s original downtowns. instead of focusing on elements of the built environment, sanderson has endeavored to peel back the layers of concrete and steel to uncover what the island of manhattan would have looked like when henry hudson first saw it in 1609. check out national geographic’s september issue for a closer look at what he’s found. wild, no?

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9 Comments

  • Reply Taylor K September 17, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    I thought that was the Zambezi River in Zambia. I visited Victoria Falls a couple summers ago and it looks JUST like it. Very interesting.

  • Reply The Novelista Barista September 17, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    that is really wild!!! no other words to describe!

  • Reply Bonbon Oiseau September 17, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    i LOVE this project..can't tell you how many times i've wanted to buy the book. it's infinitely interesting…he really did peel back the layer! well said!

  • Reply Bonbon Oiseau September 17, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    oo–erin i think i lost your email address! can you email me with it perhaps when you get a minute!?

  • Reply Brit September 17, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Saw these pictures in a forward e-mail a while ago… Unbelievable and rather funny how things can change!

  • Reply emily September 17, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    i love that contrast. from the green jungle to the concrete jungle.

  • Reply Stacey September 18, 2009 at 1:12 am

    I agree with emily, green to concrete, what an amazing project

  • Reply vintage simple September 18, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Wild indeed… I'm not sure what to make of it, though, so I'll just live with the images for a little while and see where they take me…
    -maria

  • Reply Chiara September 22, 2009 at 7:32 am

    Thanks for sharing the info :)Amazing indeed.

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