There’s an app for that

2009 October 26
by Ellen Noonan
Raymond Hood's

Raymond Hood's "apartment bridges" project, 1929

This morning I heard a WNYC report that profiled an iPhone app from a project called The Museum of the Phantom City. The museum chronicles architectural projects that were envisioned but never built. Like Raymond Hood’s 1929 idea for “apartment bridges”: described as “unusually desirable as to exposure, light and air,” they give a whole new meaning to the snobbish Manhattan notion of “bridge and tunnel” people.

For the iPhone-less, their site allows you to view the same entries on a map, with sketches and text descriptions, and even allows you to add your own. Maybe our friends at City Lore can create a similar app for their wonderful Place Explorer registry.

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