A Visual History of New York Told Through Its Diagrams, Maps and Graphics


Steven  Guarnaccia and Pentagram New York, A Walk on 53rd Street, map for 53rd Street Association, 1987.. Image Courtesy of Decoding Manhattan

Steven Guarnaccia and Pentagram New York, A Walk on 53rd Street, map for 53rd Street Association, 1987.. Image Courtesy of Decoding Manhattan

This article was originally published on Common Edge.

Martin Pederson interviewed this week Antonis Antoniou and Steven Heller, author of Decoding Manhattan, a new book that compiles over 250 architectural maps, diagrams, and graphics of the island of Manhattan in New York City, talking about the origin story of the book, the process of research, and the collaboration.

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