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The Map That Made Manhattan

31st August 2014, 1.30pm BBC Radio 4

Just over two hundred years since the beginning of its construction, this feature explores the Manhattan grid system as real and imagined: architectural matrix, psychic space and site of continuing cultural-political argument. 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.


Producer: Simon Hollis

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