The DNAinfo archives brought to you by WNYC.
Read the press release here.

Even from Space, Lower Manhattan Throws Some Major Shade

By Irene Plagianos | August 8, 2016 1:39pm | Updated on August 9, 2016 5:54pm

Photo credit: Daily Overview | Image (c) 2016, DigitalGlobe, Inc.
(You can zoom in to this image to focus on neighborhood details.)

LOWER MANHATTAN — From hundreds of miles up in space it's hard to make out how massively tall the buildings in Lower Manhattan's crowded skyline are — but then, you notice the shadows.

Particularly in the Financial District, the long shadows seems to cover much of the streetscape, blocking the sun for us down here on terra firma.

With its reflective glass exterior, One World Trade Center, the country's tallest building, seems almost demure, blending in from such great heights — more prominent is one of the neighboring 9/11 Memorial pools, which sits in the footprint of the fallen Twin Towers.

The second pool, however, couldn't escape those lengthy covers of shade.

This is the first image in a new DNAinfo feature we’re calling Neighborhood Portrait, a collection of images that captures and celebrates the uniqueness and beauty of our neighborhoods. In addition to photos from our neighborhood reporters, we’ve partnered with Daily Overview to showcase their unique satellite photography. You can sign up to receive more stunning photos from the Neighborhood Portrait series delivered directly to your inbox.