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Foregrounding the Geologic: A Device for Working in Manhattan’s Faults

Foregrounding the Geologic: A Device for Working in Manhattan’s Faults Figure 1 Foregrounding Manhattan’s geologic conditions on 125th Street. Photo: author, 163 ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURE Tiago Torres-Campos Foregrounding the Geologic: A Device School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh for Working in Manhattan’s Faults Keywords: Manhattan, geologic, scalelessness, Tiago Torres-Campos Anthropocene The iconographic power of thick representations such as the Viele Map of Manhattan of 1865, which shows the original territorial and landscape conditions of the island superimposed over the city grid, comes from their evocation of a subliminal image of the city. They are representations of the island that gesture towards what exceeds them, as well as being powerful and engaging devices that allow us to read what usually escapes our comprehension and Volume 4/Issue 2 July 2016 attention in more conventional depictions. The Viele Map remains pp 163–166 today a fundamental document for many structural engineers facing DOI: 10.1080/ 20507828.2016.1177708 the challenges of laying foundations across the island, precisely because of the information it reveals about the inaccessible layers No potential conflict of interest was reported by the of the city. author. In my quest to foreground Manhattan’s geologic conditions, Reprints available directly from the publishers. I found in the trestle bridges that span 125th Street, where http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architecture and Culture Taylor & Francis

Foregrounding the Geologic: A Device for Working in Manhattan’s Faults

Architecture and Culture , Volume 4 (2): 4 – May 3, 2016

Foregrounding the Geologic: A Device for Working in Manhattan’s Faults

Architecture and Culture , Volume 4 (2): 4 – May 3, 2016

Abstract

Figure 1 Foregrounding Manhattan’s geologic conditions on 125th Street. Photo: author, 163 ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURE Tiago Torres-Campos Foregrounding the Geologic: A Device School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh for Working in Manhattan’s Faults Keywords: Manhattan, geologic, scalelessness, Tiago Torres-Campos Anthropocene The iconographic power of thick representations such as the Viele Map of Manhattan of 1865, which shows the original territorial and landscape conditions of the island superimposed over the city grid, comes from their evocation of a subliminal image of the city. They are representations of the island that gesture towards what exceeds them, as well as being powerful and engaging devices that allow us to read what usually escapes our comprehension and Volume 4/Issue 2 July 2016 attention in more conventional depictions. The Viele Map remains pp 163–166 today a fundamental document for many structural engineers facing DOI: 10.1080/ 20507828.2016.1177708 the challenges of laying foundations across the island, precisely because of the information it reveals about the inaccessible layers No potential conflict of interest was reported by the of the city. author. In my quest to foreground Manhattan’s geologic conditions, Reprints available directly from the publishers. I found in the trestle bridges that span 125th Street, where

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Taylor & Francis
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© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
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2050-7836
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2050-7828
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10.1080/20507828.2016.1177708
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Abstract

Figure 1 Foregrounding Manhattan’s geologic conditions on 125th Street. Photo: author, 163 ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURE Tiago Torres-Campos Foregrounding the Geologic: A Device School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh for Working in Manhattan’s Faults Keywords: Manhattan, geologic, scalelessness, Tiago Torres-Campos Anthropocene The iconographic power of thick representations such as the Viele Map of Manhattan of 1865, which shows the original territorial and landscape conditions of the island superimposed over the city grid, comes from their evocation of a subliminal image of the city. They are representations of the island that gesture towards what exceeds them, as well as being powerful and engaging devices that allow us to read what usually escapes our comprehension and Volume 4/Issue 2 July 2016 attention in more conventional depictions. The Viele Map remains pp 163–166 today a fundamental document for many structural engineers facing DOI: 10.1080/ 20507828.2016.1177708 the challenges of laying foundations across the island, precisely because of the information it reveals about the inaccessible layers No potential conflict of interest was reported by the of the city. author. In my quest to foreground Manhattan’s geologic conditions, Reprints available directly from the publishers. I found in the trestle bridges that span 125th Street, where

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Architecture and CultureTaylor & Francis

Published: May 3, 2016

Keywords: Manhattan; geologic; scalelessness; Anthropocene

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