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It’s a different city when the lights go out

December 1, 2012

Cities are often thought of as buzzing, vibrant, light places with a tremendous amount of energy. So what happens when the lights go out? New York recently experienced it when Hurricane Sandy rolled through, and Cambridge, MA had its own blackout during the evening commute just this week. The city as we know it becomes something entirely new. Check out this video of lower Manhattan in New York plunged into darkness. I like the narration too, particularly this observation:

“you’d think that when you’re walking around and you see buildings light up that you really understand their presence; but the truth is that it’s when the lights are out and its just darkness that you can feel their presence hugging you, surrounding you…”


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