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Manhattanhenge | DesignNotes by Michael Surtees



It seems like when you’re living in a place where there’s constantly things to learn and see, a day like Manhattanhenge in NYC is something to be aware of. If you have a camera and great location you should obviously take advantage of the situation. The streets and avenues in NYC are laid out pretty understandably. The NESW lines are almost exact (aside from a 30 degree slant), so for a couple days a year when the sun sinks you can get some pretty amazing views of the sun. Above is one of the pictures Manhattanhenge that I took, my other flickr pics from today are at www.flickr.com/photos/michaelsurtees/tags/manhattanhenge/

Of course before today I had no idea that there was such a thing as Manhattanhenge. Michael Bierut posted a couple links about it on Design Observer: wiki – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattanhenge, Neil DeGrasse Tyson (the person that called it) – http://research.amnh.org/users/tyson/, and the explanation – Natural History.

If you missed seeing Manhattanhenge last night with a camera, you might be able to get another chance tonight as the Gothamist mentions that there are others that believe today is the actual Manhattanhenge…

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