Surveying

Survey Marker: Greenwich and Cedar

The Port Authority’s Downtown Restoration Program was focussed around repairing infrastructure damaged on 9-11, including obvious work at restoring the PATH trains from the WTC site to New Jersey, but also including all forms of utilities under the streets and the streets themselves. A large percentage of the markers I’ve photographed downtown have that label. …

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Gotta Start Somewhere

The picture above is the answer to a question that people outside the field rarely think about: how do you know where your building actually is? There are two common ways of thinking about location: using a map (at any scale, up to maps that are detailed to the inch like Sanborn Fire maps) or …

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