Using Google Maps, public phones, and a group of hardened New Yorkers, one art project has created a city full of virtual time machines that can take you 20 years into the past.
NYC asked for designs for new payphones, and got an array of ideas that could make the city's streets look like something out of a sci-fi movie.
Earlier this year a public space hacking project hit New York that turned payphones into mini-libraries. That project seemed to highlight the creeping obsolescence of the public phone. However, in the wake of super storm Sandy, the city has suddenly rediscovered the value of the nearly forgotten artifacts of an earlier age.