AS OF RIGHT / by Morteza Karimi

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In a rush that every real estate developer in New York is competing for under developed sites, the face of the city shifts shape rapidly.  

In "NYC; As Of Right" every zoning lot in Manhattan is fully developed to the maximum allowable zoning floor area.

Using open source GIS data and the New York zoning resolution, the maximum building envelope is calculated for every single lot in Manhattan.

What's visualized in the animation is a formal study of the present and future of New York City. It's interesting to see how quantifiable variables differentiate one zoning district from another and to see neighborhoods with distinct shape and character begin to emerge.