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In the middle of a paved Midtown park, tunnel air whirs through 46 huge fans.

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In West Harlem, a wastewater treatment plants hides beneath a 28-acre state park.

Illuminated Futures

The city that never sleeps depends on 396,572 street lights. As bright white LEDs replace the familiar amber glow, what does tomorrow (night) hold?

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In Long Island City, stunted electrical poles mark some of the city's most contested real estate.

Shelf Life

Cataloging Comfort

A recently uncovered album reveals some of New York City parks' least exposed precincts — their public bathrooms.

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In Mott Haven, a building's true purpose hides behind facsimile stoops and windows.

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Architecture, art, and infrastructure once collided on this now vacant stretch in Coney Island.

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A gas plant and five-star hotel scratch the surface of one Williamsburg block.

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Underwater and out of sight, electricity moves between boroughs through tunnels designed to weather the storm.

The Location of Justice: Structures

A Jail to End All Jails

Mayor de Blasio promises to close the Rikers Island jail complex in ten years. But what comes next? A look at the island’s history reveals clues — and cautions.