Whether you’re seeing the island for the first time or are a seasoned New Yorker, the Manhattan skyline has an awe-inspiring effect on most people. Through both trimuph and tragedy, Manhattan’s skyline has evolved–and will continue to evolve–which is why the following work by London-based artist and illustrator Patrick Vale is so fascinating. Using good old pencil, ink and paper, Vale creates a stunning representation of Manhattan and recorded the entire process.
Check out the original posting from Laughing Squid, including pictures of the finished product here.
We discussed the future of Lower Manhattan in a post earlier this year, and included the following video that discussed the Freedom Tower that rises 1,776 feet above the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.