New York
Museum of City of New York
Future Lab







The Museum of the City of New York’s first permanent exhibition, New York at Its Core, explores New York’s entire history. The three core exhibits feature an ambitious amalgam of history and technology, objects and data. Here, New Yorkers and visitors from around the world can discover, investigate, and discuss the full sweep of the past, present, and future of one of history’s greatest metropolises.

Activity Tables and Streetscape Wall

The culminating exhibit in the gallery allows visitors to create their own city of the future design. They can add vegetation, transportation, rooms for mixed-use housing, alternative energy, and even populate their designs with real New Yorkers. After sending their designs to the large installation pictured below, visitors can step inside their own creations using Kinect motion sensor technology, and play-act alongside virtual neighbors in a city of their own creation.

Art Director: Paul Hoppe
Visual Designer: Rona Binay
Software Development: Gal Sasson
Motion Designer: Sean Ye, Kai Su
UX Designer: Mateo Zlatar
Project Manager: Kate Watson

Designed with Local Projects

2018