3D selfies of the Untapped Cities Team by Sketchfab: Catherine Mondkar, Rachel Fawn Alban, Christopher Inoa, Michelle Young, Augustin Pasquet, Marta Elliot, Luke Kingma, Alexander McQuilkin and Bhushan Mondkar.
2014, you’ve been a great year. A big thank you to all our new and old readers for coming with us on the ride. In March, Redditors pushed our Top 10 Secrets of Grand Central Terminal to the top of the list. In October we were the first to break the news about the insane Instagrammer that climbed to the top of 432 Park Avenue while under construction. In November, readers obsessed over the 9 places to get Unlimited Food and Drink Deals in NYC. You can see more of our top 10 articles of 2014, but we’re also proud of the content we’ve put out there not because it was going to be popular, but because we believed it should be covered. These include The Front Lines: Poverty and Homelessness in Southwest Yonkers, an op-ed from Susan Bernofsky about the controversial renovations to the New York Public Library Main Branch and How Citi Bike Could Expand to Serve Low-Income New Yorkers. We’ve been proud of the movement to help preserve the NYPL stacks for a future generation, similar to how we showcased the TWA Flight Center with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to push forward momentum for its adaptive reuse in 2012. The year was also punctuated by sadness, with the loss of our beloved columnist and illustrator, David Cessac at the age of 39.
To celebrate, the Untapped Cities team paid a visit to Sketchfab, a repository of 3D scans that include objects from the British Museum and soon the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City. And now part of the database are 3D selfies of the Untapped Cities team. And because you can embed those 3D scans, I give you Christopher Inoa, our street art columnist and Luke Kingma, our Sunday in Chinatown columnist and social media extraordinaire, as well as You can play, rotate and embed them–and if you’re really creepy, print them out with a 3D printer.
For 2015, expect to see all the fun, surprising, “Untapped” stuff you’re used to coming across here at Untapped Cities, an expanded events series with awesome behind-the-scenes tours in the works, a new video series, new columns, and three books coming out by Untapped Cities writers. Stay tuned!
Luke getting scanned:
Check out more of the Untapped Cities team in 3D on Sketchfab.