Thursday, September 25, 2014

Radio 4 - The Map That Made Manhattan


A radio feature from the BBC exploring the genesis of the city grid system, which is particularly relevant to Glasgow(!).

'Filled with the sounds and atmosphere of New York, and hearing entirely from its residents (from city architects and historians to taxi drivers and subway engineers) this feature traces the evolution and impact of arguably the most important, far reaching and visionary piece of urban design ever created. It explores the geometry of the grid on more than just an architectural level, but as the brilliant intersection of architectural vision, with imaginary and cultural space.'