New Animation Shows NYC’s Evolution Over 400 years (Video)


Myles Zhang, a Newark native has created an amazing 9-minute long animation named Here Grows New York.  The video starts off in pre-Colonial time and ends in present day.  Showcasing the urban development including the vast street grid, infrastructure systems and the city’s expansion.

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The video took 1,000 hours over the course of nine months.  Each interval is equal to 20 – 30 years of history.  My only two-cents, I wish they would had shown more of the Lenape settlements prior to Dutch and English colonies.  Overall the animation is fantastic with incredible detail.

What do you think about it?