6. Millenium Manhole Cover

In 2000, Con Edison sponsored a competition for a manhole cover celebrating the new millennium. Artist Karim Rashid won the competition, with the first of these manholes installed in front of the recruiting station in Times Square. Said Rashid of the design “This is the perfect medium to express the message that energy and information, flowing in a super-highway beneath our feet, are making the world a smaller place. The morphing of the grid shows how the potential and importance of this vital link is growing.”