Pinpointing the City's Center

Google Maps searches include a pinpoint of what the search engine has determined are the centers of cities. One artist has built sculptures of those pinpoints in their real-life locations.
August 31, 2011, 5am PDT | Nate Berg
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Titled "Map", the pinpoint sculptures are part of an installation by German artist Aram Bartholl.

"Starting in 2006, Bartholl created a series of six-meter tall sculptures of the iconic red marker used by Google Maps. The artist had recognized that the familiar 20-pixel graphic used by Google casts shadows on the widely consulted digital maps as if they were physical objects in real space. Likewise, when the map is switched to satellite mode, the virtual pins seem to become part of the city."

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Published on Monday, August 29, 2011 in Architizer
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