New York City, Ground Up:
The built, the virtual, the bizarre, the wonderful.
Monday, August 01, 2005
Lost in New York
A new comic book series takes place in Cinderella City, or modern day New York. But the cool part is that in the storytelling, the comic incorporates drawings of architectural proposals that were never built. The most recent issue, according to the Times article today, shows a crazy futurist park design by Frank Lloyd Wright that he proposed for Ellis Island just before he died. (The Times article also has a multimedia slide show from the comic book.)
"I want it to be a more exalted New York, where things that were dreamed of were finally brought into reality,” Grant Morrison, creator of CinderellaCity, told the Times.
Maybe he should take a look at the 15 million new square feet of residential and office space currently in progress around the city. By the end of the first decade of the 21st Century, New Yorkers will have a more than enough built reality to contend with.