2. Broad Street Map
Over the summer of 2018, FXCollaborative highlighted the colonial history of Lower Manhattan by installing a giant sidewalk map at 85 Broad Street. The art installation designed by the firm was based on the 1767 map, “The Plan of the City of New York in North America” created by British military officer Bernard Ratzer. The map highlighted historic colonial sites such as Stadt Huys (the original city hall) Lovelace Tavern, the now-lost Princess Street, and the old slips of Lower Manhattan. Created in partnership with the Jessup Manufacturing Company and printed by National Marker, the walkable art piece was made up of 4’ x 13’ pieces of a special material called Asphalt Art and covered an area of over 32,000 square feet!
Learn more about New York City’s colonial history on Untapped Cities’ Remnants of Dutch New Amsterdam tour!