With New York’s mayor Bloomberg’s office coming to an end, the New York Times has an amazing animated page displaying the changes that NYC underwent during his governance. It shows how one third of the city has been re-zoned, where new bike lanes were introduced, where new constructions have been built. It’s all illustrated with a 3D rendering of the city and select photographs that compare pre-Bloomberg NYC with it’s current state.
Bloomberg’s changes have not been met without criticism, and one can see from the changes made that the city he left is not the same as it was when he took to office.
See this amazing piece over at: http://www.nytimes.com/newsgraphics/2013/08/18/reshaping-new-york/