TheCoolist – The Modern Design Lifestyle Magazine

The Encyclopedia of Cool, Finely Curated

Exploring Abandoned NYC

Steve Duncan is a modern day archaeologist, an “urban historian” who employs a rare practice to catalog the history of New York City.  Duncan and his videographer partner Andrew Wonder explore the abandoned past of New York below the city streets– from the subway tunnels of yesteryear to the peaks of the city’s bridges.  The duo runs through active subway tunnels, climbs through sewers over rushing water, scales massive bridges and does so without detection.  Our adoration of abandoned places is no secret here, and we’re certain you’ll be amazed at this 30 minute video.  It is at once thrilling and educational, a dangerous look at one man’s quest to document a world below our feet that most could not imagine.  [vimeo via undercity.org and gizmodo]

Undercity New York Gallery