Every weekday, 5.6 million people take the New York subway.
Navigating the system’s 469 stations isn’t an easy task, especially if you’re a newbie.
But architect Candy Chan has a plan for changing that — with a mapping project she calls Project Subway NYC.
In June, Chan started on a 'pretty rudimentary' geographic process: walking lengths of subway stations with a clipboard, pencil, and camera, counting the number of steps as she went.
The first map was Columbus Circle. Most stations take many visits to get a complete map, Chang says.
The first step is walking from the entrance to the turnstile of each exit. Here's Times Square, which took two weeks.
Then once she has the outside mapped, she makes a printout of her incomplete map, and heads through the turnstile to document the interior. Here's Herald Square.
Union Square is the last of the maps thus far. Chan says that the reception has been mostly positive, and she'll continue the project if there's enough demand.
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