ah, landfill

by sam on 09/15/2007

Ever wonder just how much of modern manhattan is actual, literal landfill?

Check out this map superimposing a map of lower manhattan in 1660 onto a map of lower manhattan today:

Thanks to Gothamist for the link. I knew that they had used the excavated materials from building the world trade center foundation to build battery park, but I never realized just how much of modern lower manhattan that actually was.

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