How Bad Is the Income Gap in Your City? The Answer in GIFs


Artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm recently created these eye-popping 3-D images of New York City’s towering levels of incoming inequality.

Lamm has now expanded his project to include other major US cities. As you’ll see in the GIFs below, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami are now part of the 3-D inequality club. Using 2012 data from the mapping site ArcGIS, Lamm superimposed green blocks representing the median net worth of census block groups over photos of the cityscape. The effect clearly visualizes the drastic levels of income inequality found across the country.

San Francisco

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Boston

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Chicago

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Los Angeles

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Miami

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View Nickolay’s original post of these images here.

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