What If You Could See Inequality?

Posted by Nickolay Lamm in Finance on 15th August 2013





View of wealth distribution throughout all of Manhattan.





Wealth distribution in lower Manhattan.





Large 3D bar graphs show that people living near Central Park are some of the most wealthy in Manhattan.





Wealth distribution of Financial District.





Wealth of residents near Central Park overlooking Harlem.





View of wealth distribution from the view point of Harlem.
 

How these images were made:


The height of the 3D bar graphs corresponds to the net worth map found here:

http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?useExisting=1&services=814b785f25e24c9d8fc1a61ea61c0462

type in New York City in the top right hand corner



If one section had a net worth of $500,000, the height of the 3D bar shape for that section was 5 cm. If once section had a net worth of $112,000, the height for that section was 1.12 cm. For some sections, we grouped the average height of the sections, and made one larger bar graph that encompassed multiple areas.

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