New York City is probably the real estate capital of the world. If you have been to New York, or have seen the city from afar, you can just see the architecture and buildings that reside in this magnificent place. As you get older, you start to wonder how these things all came to be. The story is wild as there are so many things that went into the development and the designing of the worlds most recognizable city.
- Microbes have affected virtually every aspect of city design today: housing, urban design, streets, sanitation and plumbing.
- The Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) will be presenting an exhibition themed: Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis” to help understand their influence on cities.
- Every city relies on water and town planners have realized the link between dirty water and recurring epidemics.
“From housing to streets and sewers, the city’s macro systems were shaped by microscopic organisms”