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About the Downtown NOW Map

The mission of cultureNOW is to promote civic awareness of and interest in our culturally rich environment of New York City. The free downtownNOW Map grew out of the work of New York/New Visions (NYNV) Design Coalition for the Rebuilding of Lower Manhattan, a volunteer effort by professional design organizations in response to the tragic events of September 11th. The map was an effort to demonstrate the rich cultural resources of downtown that had remained after 9/11. It was first printed in January, 2002 with subsequent updated editions in June, 2002, September, 2002, September, 2003, and October, 2006 that together have provided cultural snapshots of downtown as it recovers.



Downtown NOW Map





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SoHo
The Lower East Side
Tribeca
Civic Center / Chinatown
World Trade Center
South Street Seaport
Financial District


Self Guided Tours
Korean War Memorial
Giovanni da Verrazano
Mnemonics
Whitehall Crossing Island Inlay & Benches
Mural on Con Edison Substation
Cast Iron Trompe L'Oeuil Facade
Immigration on the Lower East Side
White Street Detention Center Bridge
Judgment of Solomon
Assay Office Manhole Cover
Celebration - Memorial to Richard Rothenberg
Oculus
Shad Crossing
Delancy Orchard
Shadow Cat
The Immigrants
Four Continents
John Ericsson
New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Seafaring Nations


To see some of the famous Historic Maps used for the Downtown NOW Map

Historic Maps of Downtown NOW Map >




DowntownNOW 5th Edition is $4 (+ $3 shipping/ handling)



Limited Edition Boxed set of all 5 maps:
Jan, 2002 - June, 2002 - Sept, 2002 - Sept, 2003 - Sept, 2005
$30 (+ 4 shipping/ handling)



How you experience Downtown Manhattan is up to you!


Funders for the DowntownNOW map

Map 1 - January, 2002
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
with gifts from the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art
and the Rockefeller Foundation
American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter
American Planning Institute, New York Metro Chapter
Architectural League of New York
Columbia University, School of Architecture
Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Architects - Kohn Pedersen Fox -
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners - Polshek & Partners
Skidmore Owings & Merrill - Smith-Miller Hawkinson Architects

Map 2 - June, 2002
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
with gifts from the Carnegie Corporation
the Rockefeller Foundation, and
the New York State Legislature thru
Assemblyman Sheldon Silver
and Senator Martin Connor
Office of the Manhattan Borough President, C. Virginia Fields
American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter
NYU Wagner School: Listening to the City
Map 3 - September, 2002
MetLife Foundation
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter
NY City Department of Cultural Affairs


Map 4 - September, 2003
MetLife Foundation
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Con Edison

Waterfront Map - May, 2003
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
New York New Visions