HUFFINGTON POST
05/16/2014 08:50 am ET

This Animated Map Visualizes NYC's Raging Workaholism

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THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS INHALES AND EXHALES LIKE A SINGLE GIANT ORGANISM, IN THIS ANIMATED MAP OF HOURLY POPULATIONS IN MANHATTAN--AT WORK AND HOME.

A new animated map, Breathing City, beautifully visualizes the cliché of New York as the “city that never sleeps.” The map displays a 24-hour cycle of Manhattan’s populations at work and home. The slightly lung-shaped island appears to breathe as it reflects hourly changes, flaring orange (people working) midday, and cooling into an electric blue (people at home) at night. Times Square and the Financial District, where workers on the graveyard shift are most densely concentrated, glow around the clock.

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