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.
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?